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By Jill King Greenwood
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Pittsburgh police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a fatality in Homewood that cut the victim in half.

Keith Johnson, no age or address available, is charged with homicide, driving with a suspended or revoked license, speeding, causing an accident involving death and failing to stop and render aid, police said today.

Antwon Williams, 45, of Bloomfield, was killed early yesterday in an apparent drug deal gone awry. Police said Williams was contacted by three people who wanted to buy crack cocaine from him and met them about 6 a.m. near the corner of Hamilton and North Lang avenues in Homewood.

During the exchange of drugs, the suspects tried to leave without paying, police said. Williams reached into their blue Dodge Neon and tried to shift the transmission into park to prevent them from leaving.

The driver pulled away with Williams partially inside the driver's side window and drove in the opposite lane of traffic until his body struck a utility pole. The driver continued on toward North Murtland Street and lost control near Novelty Street, police said.

The three occupants, two white males and a black female, ran toward Penn Avenue. Police said the car was not reported stolen. Investigators are still looking for the other two people who were in the car.

Johnson has another active arrest warrant for simple assault and criminal trespass that was issued last month, police said.

Jill King Greenwood can be reached at or 412-321-2160.

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