The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

October 12, 2013

Man with local ties jailed for summer shooting

By Joe Wiercinski
Herald Staff Writer

SHENANGO VALLEY — A Pittsburgh area man with local ties is in jail accused of attempted homicide and other charges after a shooting incident during the summer.

Lamont Darnell Carey, 20, of Braddock, Pa., was arrested Wednesday by Pittsburgh police on a local warrant and Sharon police brought him back Thursday from Allegheny County Jail.

“He gives a Farrell address but he’s a Pittsburgh guy,” said Chief Mike Menster. “He’s accused of firing a handgun multiple times. One of the shots ricocheted and fragments struck a woman in the shoulder blade. She was treated and released.”

Carey is charged in two local cases.

In the first of those, he argued at around noon Aug. 5 with a woman at a Quinby Street address and pushed her head several times into the side of a kitchen door, police said.

He was gone before police arrived later.

At about 10:30 p.m. the following night, police sped to 325 George St. where callers told dispatchers a woman had been shot.

Police were approached by Javon Broadus who told police his girlfriend Shaqueinta Williams had been shot while they were talking on a porch in the 300 block of Quinby Street.

The graze wound on her back appeared to have been caused by shrapnel from a bullet that struck a brick building wall where she and Broadus had been standing, police said.

They told police they didn’t hear the shooter say anything before he began firing from the intersection of Quinby Street and Ravine Place and they did not see where he ran.

Descriptions from other witnesses and a cell phone photo later helped to identify Carey as the shooter, police said. He was named in separate arrest warrants issued in the two cases.

Carey is charged with simple assault and harassment in the first case and with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person in the second.

He was taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond.