Accused 4th Of July Shooter’s Hearing Postponed Due To New Evidence

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police say 16-year-old Kishawn Jackson is the man responsible for a shooting in Downtown Pittsburgh on the night of the Fourth of July.

Four people were injured and a chaotic scene followed.

Weeks later, police arrested Jackson, charged him as an adult, with multiple counts of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and causing a catastrophe.

“Kishawn has maintained all along that he was innocent. And that that will come to light at the next and all future proceedings,” said defense attorney Casey White.

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Police were lead to Jackson after an unnamed eyewitness described to police seeing a fight near the Wood Street T station. According to that witness, one man was dressed in a black hooded jacket, and the fight ended with that person raising his arm before shots rang out.

“A lot of the individuals that evening had similar clothing on.  We’re still trying to piece together who is who, but it’s clear that a lot of these kids were dressed similar,” White said.

The preliminary hearing that was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon – was postponed. Attorneys for Jackson say police are continuing their investigation into the case. They did not divulge in what direction.

“I’m not surprised they are continuing because I believe additional information has been provided,” Casey Mullen said.

Attorneys had also asked the court today to lower his $300,000 straight bond, but the judge denied the motion. So at least for now this Penn Hills High School student will remain behind bars.

Jackson’s next court date is scheduled for October 21.


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