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A mother of two was fatally shot by a man she rejected at a local Pittsburgh bar.

According to WTAEJanese Talton-Jackson, 29, was shot early Friday morning after she declined to speak to 41-year-old Charles McKinney inside a Homewood neighborhood establishment.

Talton-Jackson was leaving Cliff’s Bar when she first encountered McKinney. The mother and college student refused to take the man’s number before leaving. He then followed her outside and shot her in the chest.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:05 a.m.

Police told reporters they heard gunfire around 1:50 a.m, but encountered McKinney shortly after during a routine traffic stop. “Police were talking with McKinney when they received a dispatch that a woman had been shot in the area. According to police, McKinney sped off when he heard this,” the site reports. He crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle shortly thereafter. Two police officers discharged their weapons during the chase.

McKinney was treated for a gunshot wound and charged with 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.

Assistant Police Chief Thomas Stangrecki announced an internal investigation.



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