Pittsburgh woman shot, killed for rejecting man's advances at bar

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On Friday morning, a mother of two was shot and killed after she rejected a man’s advance at a bar.

The woman, Janese Talton-Jackson, rejected the advances of Charles McKinney when they were in a bar, and McKinney then followed her out of the bar and shot her.

Police received reports of shots fired in the area and arrived on the scene. They spotted McKinney in his vehicle and made a traffic stop, but while they were stopped, McKinney overheard a dispatch over the police radio that a woman had been shot in the area. That’s when McKinney sped off. Police chased and fired at him, but he continued to speed away until he crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle and was then taken into custody.

In addition to the charge of homicide that McKinney is facing for the shooting of Talton-Jackson, McKinney also faces 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.

According to Assistant Chief Thomas Stangrecki, the incident of McKinney’s chase and arrest is currently being reviewed, because two officers discharged their firearms.