The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

June 4, 2014

U.S. Marshals asked to help find accused shooter

FARRELL — Southwest Mercer County Regional police have asked the U.S. Marshals Service to help them find Sean J. Rain Jr., who has been charged with the Oct. 10 shooting of Leonard Figgins.

Southwest Sgt. Andrew Thomas said he knows Rain, 20, whose last known address was 76 Emerson Ave., Wheatland, has left the area.

Rain is wanted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, aggravated assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, prohibited possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license and reckless endangerment.

At the time the first shot was fired, Rain was in a car driven by Daniel L. Odem Jr., 22, of 1126 Washington St., Farrell, police said. Odem is facing charges of carrying a firearm without a license, reckless endangerment and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.

Figgins was walking at about 2:15 a.m. in the 900 block of Fruit Avenue, Farrell, when a car pulled up next to him, police said. Someone from the car called to him and he walked over to it, police said.

Figgins could see Odem, a close friend, driving, then Rain “raise(d) up in the passenger seat” and brandished a revolver, firing one shot that missed, police said.

Figgins ran and heard two more shots, one of which hit him in the right arm, police said.

The victim stayed on the ground until he heard someone approaching, then ran again, hearing two more shots that missed him, police said.

Figgins saw Rain pursuing him with a gun in hand, police said.

Odem called to Rain to leave and he did, police said.

The gun is believed to be a Ruger .44-caliber Magnum revolver, which was found in the car along with a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol.

Southwest police in the area on another matter heard the shots, followed the sound and the car Odem was driving until two men bolted from it.

Odem was arrested later and tied to the scene by a cell phone cover that fit his phone and keys to the car, which was owned by a relative of Odem’s.

Figgins did not identify the shooter at Odem’s Oct. 24 preliminary hearing, although he said he had had an ongoing problem with the shooter, and they were involved in an altercation a couple of days earlier.

Eventually coming to fear another confrontation with the shooter, Figgins on April 14 identified Rain as the shooter, and later gave police a statement, police said.

A bullet also went through a window at 701 Union, police said.

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