HOMEWOOD (KDKA)- Pittsburgh Police homicide detectives are looking into the deadly shooting of a woman in Homewood.
Police were called to North Lang Avenue, near Upland Street, around 2 a.m. on Friday.
When crews arrived, they found 29-year-old Janese Jackson Talton lying in the street. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
“I just think it’s sad. Somebody has to do something about the gun control, it’s just getting out of hand and it just [isn’t] safe to walk the streets no more,” one man said.
Police have identified the suspect as 41-year-old Charles McKinney of Penn Hills. He is now facing homicide charges.
Police say Talton was approached by the suspect before closing time at Cliff’s Bar, but she ignored his advances. Police say after closing, he followed her outside and shot her in the chest.
As they were headed to Homewood, a police pursuit with McKinney began.
Officers said the car chase went through several neighborhoods. Pittsburgh Police said they shot the suspect during the pursuit and that he continued to drive until he crashed in the 1800-block of McNary Boulevard in Wilkinsburg.
The suspect was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. McKinney will also face charges of aggravated assault, fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, possession with intent to deliver and firearms charges.
According to the victim’s Facebook page, she is the sister of State House Rep. Ed Gainey. KDKA-TV contacted his office today, who said he didn’t have any comment about the shooting.
The officers who fired shots during the chase has been placed on administrative leave while the Allegheny District Attorney’s Office investigates the incident.