2009-04-02 / Local & State

Police Puzzled By Youth Football Coach Slaying

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) - Homicide detectives are stumped by the fatal shooting of a youth football coach near Pittsburgh who has no known ties to the drug trade and is known for his community work with children.

Allegheny County police Lt. William Palmer says there's no clear motive for the shooting of 28-year-old Demonje (dee- MON'-jay) Rosser, of Clairton.

Police say Rosser was shot near his home in the suburb about 10 miles southeast of Pittsburgh about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say his wife was home when he arrived and heard a single gunshot. He died a short time later at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Palmer says it appears Rosser was a "clean-cut'' guy, wellknown for his work with children. Rosser coached the Clairton Bears midget football team and used to coach a seventh-grade football team.

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