CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police have made an arrest after a little boy witnessed a shooting in Cranberry Township that sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.
The shooting was first reported around 7:20 p.m. Monday at a home in the 9100 block of Marshall Drive.
According to police, initial reports at the scene of an attempted jewelry theft were not true. Instead, investigators say the shots were fired as a result of a drug deal that ended in a robbery.
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The suspect, identified as Kahlil Shelton, was arrested in McKeesport on Tuesday afternoon.
He is facing a long list of charges, including attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, simple assault, as well as drug and firearms counts.
Police say Shelton fired two shots, including the one the struck the victim.
After the first shot was fired, police say other men gathered the drugs.
The victim managed to flee, but as he was trying to get out of the home, a second shot was fired hitting him in the arm and torso area.
Three other people were in the home at the time, one was a 6-year-old boy who was not injured. He ran into a bedroom during the incident. Two other people ran to help the victim.
Shelton and two other suspects got away in a silver sedan.
The victim remains in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition after undergoing surgery.
Meanwhile, police want to stress that neighbors shouldn’t worry.
“This is not a random incident. This is – I don’t think anybody in the area has to worry about,” Sgt. Mascellino said.