Charges Dropped Against Another Clairton Shooting Suspect
GLASSPORT (KDKA) — Charges have been dropped against another suspect who was arrested earlier this month in connection with a home invasion and shooting that left a police officer wounded in Clairton.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office has dropped all the charges against 19-year-old Travis Evans of Wilkinsburg. He was released from jail without bond.
KDKA’s Jon Greiner reports that the assistant district attorney said in court today that Evans was not involved in the April 4 incident.
Police Officer James Kuzak was wounded while responding to the call that night on Miller Avenue. He was shot three times and remains in the hospital.
A preliminary hearing was being held on the case today at the Office of the District Magistrate in Glassport.
Earlier this month, charges in the case were also dropped against 21-year-old Myles Hutchinson.
Marcus Andrejco-Jones, 18, of Rankin, remains jailed in the incident. He was arrested back on April 8, but his mother has said that he was at home the night of the shooting.
Andrejco-Jones is facing charges of criminal attempt homicide and impersonating a police officer. The victims reported that when the two men came through their door on the night of the incident, they identified themselves as FBI agents.
During today’s hearing, investigators said the woman who lives in the Clairton home has identified Andrejco-Jones as one of the men who allegedly invaded her home. However, according to her, he was not the one who fired the shot that wounded the officer.
Authorities say she reported hearing Andrejco-Jones refer to that person as “J” or possibly “J.J.”
The hearing is expected to continue into the afternoon as Andrejco-Jones’ relatives are expected to testify.