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Herb Pope: Selected as a fourth-team All-American by Parade magazine.

ALIQUIPPA — Police on Monday issued an arrest warrant for a man they accused of shooting a highly recruited high school basketball player after they got in a fight outside a party.

Marcus Longmire, 19, of Pittsburgh, is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and a firearms violation in the shooting early Saturday of Herb Pope.

A confidential informant and Pope identified Longmire as the shooter, according to a criminal complaint. Pope told police that Longmire shot him after the two got in a fight, the complaint said.

Aliquippa Police Chief Ralph Pallante said detectives interviewed Pope on Sunday at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh. Pope, 18, is recovering from two gunshot wounds to the abdomen and one each in the thigh and lower left arm, Pallante said.

The hospital was not releasing information on Pope at his family’s request, but Aliquippa coach Marvin Emerson said Pope’s injuries are not life-threatening.

The 6-foot-9 Pope averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds in leading Aliquippa to the Class AA PIAA state championship game, which the Quips lost. He is a Parade All-American and signed a letter of intent to play for New Mexico State University.







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