In the early hours of Jan. 22, Janese Talton-Jackson, was found fatally shot outside of Cliff’s Bar on North Lang Avenue, in Homewood, by Zone 5 officers who were responding to a ShotSpotter notification in the area, according to a release from the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department.
The community is especially hit by this shooting, because, according to many posts on State Representative Ed Gainey’s Facebook page and other reports, Talton-Jackson was his sister
It has been reported that Talton-Jackson, who had been out with friends, was allegedly shot after leaving the bar by a man who had been “hitting on her” throughout the night and had had his passes rejected.
Officers encountered McKinney in a silver car and affected a traffic stop. While Officers were speaking with him, they received a dispatch that a woman had been shot near the intersection. Upon hearing that information, the driver sped off and led police on a chase through Homewood. Officers fired upon McKinney just past the intersection of Frankstown Avenue and Oakwood Street. He continued driving through Wilkinsburg, Penn Hills and back into Wilkinsburg where McKinney stopped after he crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle along McNary Boulevard. He was then taken into custody.
McKinney’s additional charges include 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.
Earlier today, Assistant Chief Thomas Stangrecki stated that there is an internal review, which the District Attorney’s Office is overseeing, of the incident as a result of two officers discharging their firearms. Per Police Bureau protocol, both Officers have been placed on administrative leave. More information will be released upon completion of that review.
Talton-Jackson is the first Black female to be killed in Allegheny County in 2016.
Updates will appear as more information is released.