Arrest made in shooting in Cranberry Township

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CRANBERRY TOWSHIP, Pa. - Cranberry Township police arrested Kahlil Tavarus Shelton for shooting a man Monday night on Marshall Road.  Investigators are still searching for two other men who ran away from the scene. 

Investigators said the shooting was the result of a drug transaction that ended in a robbery.  Initially investigators were told three men took off after attempting to steal jewelry.

Police said after Shelton fired one shot, and the two other men gathered the drugs.  The victim ran to another room and tried to get out of the house, but Shelton fired again, shooting him.   


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The victim, who doesn’t live in the house, was shot once in the arm and torso.  He was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital where he underwent surgery and was last listed in stable condition. 

Police tell Channel 11 a 6-year-old boy and two other people were in the house when the shooting happened.  They were not hurt.

Investigators say the three men then left the scene  after the shooting and took off in a silver sedan. The child ran to a bedroom, and the other two witnesses helped the victim. 

Channel 11 spoke with several neighbors who said this sort of crime is unheard of along their quiet street.

Neighbor Karl Koebler has seen a lot happen on his street, but never anything like what he saw last night.

“My goodness, yeah, never heard of any shooting here,” said Koebler.  “I mean, it's a real nice neighborhood. But, oh gosh, it's falling apart.”

“It's very unusual. We don't believe any of the residents have any cause for alarm at this time. We believe this was a targeted crime,” said Sgt Chuck Mascellino, of the Cranberry Township Police Department.

Shelton was taken into custody in McKeesport on Tuesday afternoon.  He’s facing several charges including attempted homicide, aggravated assault and robbery.


 

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