Wilkes-Barre Police Investigating Deadly Shooting

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — City police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 47-year-old woman and critically injuring a 48-year-old man on Andover Street late Thursday night.

Police said the shooting at 389 Andover St. occurred just after 11 p.m.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/866051/W-B-police-investigating-deadly-shooting

Victim In Wilkes-Barre Shooting Dies

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — An autopsy is scheduled today for a man who suffered a gunshot wound to his head as investigators continue to search for a person of interest in the case.

Luzerne County Acting Coroner William Lisman said Christopher Narainasama, age unknown, died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township on Saturday.  He was pronounced dead at 2:09 p.m.

The autopsy is scheduled to take place at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Another man whose name was not released suffered a gunshot wound to his hip.  He was treated and released from Geisinger Wyoming Valley on Friday.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/835819/Victim-in-Wilkes-Barre-shooting-dies

Shooting Leaves Two Injured In Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE, PA —Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and county Acting Coroner Bill Lisman said a man shot on South Welles Street has not died despite a report from city police stating the man has passed.

Lisman said the man is in “grave” condition but could not provide details since his office only becomes involved in a death.

“No one has died as of yet,” Salavantis said.

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One Man Shot, Another Assaulted In West Hazleton

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WEST HAZLETON, PA — One man was shot and another assaulted early Monday morning at a home on East Broad Street.

Borough police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Broad Street for multiple reports of shots fired just before 12:30 a.m. and found Joshua L. Crutch, 20, of West Hazleton, on the second floor of 227 E. Broad St. with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Police also found Leshawn Williams, 21, of West Hazleton, in the residence.  Williams had suffered lacerations and contusions to his face, police said.

Crutch was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Williams was taken to Hazleton General Hospital for evaluation and was treated and released, according to police Chief Brian Buglio.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/818653/One-man-shot-another-assaulted-in-West-Hazleton

Driver Kills Man Who Told Him To Slow Down

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One of the last things Fred John Kleman Jr. ever did was tell a speeding driver to slow down.

Minutes later, he was dead in what witnesses characterized as an extreme case of road rage – the furious driver sped back to the scene and ran Kleman down, then tried to beat him with a metal bar, according to state police.

“He was saying to slow down because we were worried about how they race up the street,” said Kleman’s girlfriend, Cathy Huk, 54, who said she knew the Plymouth man for about 13 years.  “He was just telling him to slow down and that guy wanted to kill him.”

State police arrested Lorenzo Burgos, 21, of 469 Third St., Plymouth, on charges of homicide by motor vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of careless driving and reckless driving.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/driver-kills-man-who-told-him-to-slow-down-1.1536993

Arrest Warrant Issued In Wilkes-Barre Homicide

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WILKES-BARRE – An arrest warrant was issued for Joshua Carlos Ovalles, 19, of Kent Lane, Wilkes-Barre, charging him with the deadly shooting of Vaughn Kemp early Sunday morning.

Kemp, 24, of Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, was shot multiple times at 174 S. Grant St. at about 1:20 a.m.  He died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.

The criminal complaint filed today charges Ovalles with criminal homicide, alleging he was involved in an argument with Kemp prior to the shooting.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/666430/Arrest-warrant-issued-in-Wilkes-Barre-homicide

Wilkes-Barre Police Deal With Wild Weekend

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WILKES-BARRE — City police remained busy Monday after a violent weekend that involved a deadly shooting, a crash involving an officer, an arrest of a man who allegedly carjacked a cab at gunpoint and a burglary in which a suspect put a knife to the victim’s throat.

• Police released no new details Monday of a fatal shooting behind 174 S. Grant St. early Sunday morning.

An autopsy performed by forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross determined Vaughn Kemp, 24, of Park Avenue, suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  Kemp’s death was ruled a homicide.  Kemp was attending a party when he was gunned down at about 1:20 a.m.  No arrest has been made.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/660031/W-B-police-deal-with-wild-weekend

Man Killed In Wilkes-Barre Shooting

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A party at 174 S. Grant St. in Wilkes-Barre came to an abrupt halt around 1:20 a.m. Sunday when shooting resulted in the death of a 24-year-old in the backyard.

Police were called to the house on a report of a “large fight with shots fired” and found Vaughn Kemp lying motionless in the backyard.

Kemp, a black man who lived a few blocks away on Park Avenue, was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy concluded Kemp died from multiple gunshot wounds, said Luzerne County Deputy Coroner Dan Hughes.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/658426/Man-killed-in-W-B-shooting

Man Shot To Death In Wilkes-Barre; 2 Detained

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WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred late Tuesday afternoon at 32 N. Sherman St., across from the Heights-Murray Elementary School.

One man with an apparent gunshot wound to the head was removed from the house by city paramedics just before 4 p.m. He appeared unresponsive and was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, where he was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m.  Police did not release the victim’s identity.

Two men were handcuffed and detained in the driveway.  They sat on the ground before they were placed in two cruisers and taken to police headquarters for questioning.  Their names also were not released.

Police Chief Gerard Dessoye said he believed the community was not in danger.  “We feel we have all the participants involved,” he said.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/628705/Man-shot-to-death-in-Wilkes-Barre;-2-detained

Three Shell Casings Found At Scene of Harveys Lake Shooting

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KINGSTON TWP. — Three 9 mm shell casings were recovered from inside a Harveys Lake house where Paul Brace was shot — a find that seemingly contradicts claims in a search warrant affidavit that multiple rounds were fired from multiple guns by four men who forced their way inside.

An inventory receipt of items seized from 367 Second St. was filed Tuesday with District Judge James Tupper.

State police at Wyoming said they found three 9 mm shell casings, two .38-caliber live rounds, a laptop computer, an iPad computer, an iPhone, four cigarette butts, a swatch from a chair with blood, a swatch from a couch with blood, tissue paper with blood, pajama pants with blood, pieces of drywall with blood, socks, a safe and four CDs from a trash can, according to the inventory receipt.

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Man Shot In Harveys Lake Home Invasion

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Editor’s note:  This is one weird story!

HARVEYS LAKE – A receiver for the Misericordia University football team is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds state police at Wyoming believe were caused by four armed men who forced their way inside a house on Second Street early Wednesday morning.

Paul Brace Jr., 19, a former standout and 2012 graduate of Dallas High School, was asleep when he was shot twice in the head and three times in the chest and arm just after 1 a.m., state police said.

Brace was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township where he underwent several surgeries.  He was listed in critical condition, state police said.

Family members and friends said Brace was responding to certain commands such as squeezing his hand and moving his feet and toes.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/573493/Man-shot-in-Harveys-Lake-home-invasion

Daylight Wilkes-Barre Shooting Shocks

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WILKES-BARRE – One man was hospitalized in serious condition after he was shot in the stomach Thursday afternoon on Coal Street.

The unidentified victim was involved in an argument shortly after noon and dared the shooter, a witness said.

The shooting happened hours after police on an early-morning patrol heard gunshots and found one man dead and another seriously injured with a head wound about a mile away near a bar on Scott Street.

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she could neither confirm nor deny that the shootings were connected.  But she added, “We do not believe these are random acts of violence.”

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/stories/Daylight-city-shooting-shocks,253030