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.
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.
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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