A Pittsburgh mother of two was shot and killed on Friday (Jan. 22) after declining a man’s advances at a local bar. Janese Talton-Jackson, 29, was found lying in the street on North Lang Avenue at approximately 2 a.m., after a shooting was reported in the Homewood area. The assailant, 41-year-old Charles McKinney, was later taken into police custody after a brief chase.
According to reports, Talton-Jackson was approached by McKinney at Cliff’s Bar, where she declined to speak with him. McKinney then followed her as she left the bar, and shot her in the chest. As authorities arrived on the scene, McKinney was the subject of a traffic stop when he heard an officer’s radio announce a nearby shooting. He sped off, and police chased him and fired shots after him. He was captured after crashing into a parked vehicle, taken to a hospital to treat his wounds, and charged thereafter.
McKinney faces charges of homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, firearms without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude police, two counts of possession with intent to deliver, two counts of recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving, WTAE reports.
“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 told CBS Pittsburgh.