Early Friday morning in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, 29-year-old Janese Jackson-Talton was at Cliff’s Bar when a 41-year-old man named Charles McKinney, according to KDKA, tried to approach her for a date. She refused. After the bar closed, McKinney followed her outside and shot her in the chest.

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McKinney drove away but was soon pulled over in a traffic stop. When the officers received a radio call about Jackson-Talton’s shooting in the area, McKinney sped off. Police gave chase and fired two shots at McKinney’s car in an intersection before he hit a parked car and was taken to a nearby hospital.

McKinney has been released into police custody and charged with homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, firearms without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude police, two counts of possession with intent to deliver, two counts of recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving.

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The two officers who fired at McKinney are being investigated as a result of the shooting and have been placed on administrative leave.

Jackson-Talton, reportedly, was the sister of Pennsylvania State House Rep. Ed Gainey.


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