Wilkes-Barre Resident Jailed After Shooting At Sherman Hills

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A Wilkes-Barre man spent Christmas in jail after allegedly shooting his cousin in the leg during a fight at the troubled Sherman Hills housing complex.

Tyrone Scott, 34, faces charges including aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, illegally possessing a weapon – police said he was not allowed to own a gun because he is a convicted felon – unlawful restraint and simple assault.

The incident occurred around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in building 312 of Sherman Hills.

Scott apparently got into a fight with his cousin, Nathan Scott, on Christmas Eve.

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Sherman Hills Owner Promises Changes To Troubled Complex

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The Brooklyn, N.Y., owner of the troubled Sherman Hills Apartments has vowed to create a gated community, hire armed security officers and repair and improve video surveillance, according to the Sherman Hills Task Force.

The disclosure came in a conversation between U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, who initiated the task force, and of Park Management Inc., who said the business is sending Wilkes-Barre City Council a report outlining its plans, Cartwright spokesman Shane Seaver said.

The task force is meeting Monday morning to discuss those and other plans to address the troubled Sherman Hills complex, which has been plagued by crime in recent months.

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HUD: Sherman Hills Issues Life-Threatening

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — Sherman Hills tenants are experiencing life-threatening security issues that include inoperable surveillance cameras, broken windows and more than half of exterior lights not turned on or broken, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report said.

The report, made public Thursday, follows a two-day HUD inspection in September of six of the eight “garden style buildings” within the complex, including Building 328, where two girls suffered gunshot wounds in August.

The sprawling 344-unit apartment complex off Coal Street has been plagued by violent crime in recent years, including the shooting of the two girls and a fatal shooting of a woman on Nov. 11.

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