Category Archives: Shooting

Grand jury indicts gun store owner for fatal shooting in parking lot

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a man accused of shooting two men — one of them fatally — earlier this summer.

It happened July 8 in the parking lot of a gun store on Valley Station Road, near Dixie Highway.

William Albright, the owner of the gun store, is charged with murder and assault in the first degree.

“I cant even imagine how that man could do what he did and not feel bad,” said the victim’s mother, Stephanie Pearson.


‘Heroic’ Alabama church pastor, members wrestled gun from accused shooter

The pastor and members of the congregation that wrestled a gun away from a man police say opened fired in an Alabama church are being praised as heroes.

James Junior Minter, 26, is being held without bond in the shooting of his girlfriend, his infant son and the church pastor, Earl Carswell, who tried to intervene Sunday morning, according to Selma police Lt. Curtis Muhannad.


Two children shot during vigil for victim of gun violence in Homewood

Three people were shot, including a 3-year-old and a 12-year-old girl, during a neighborhood vigil for a victim of gun violence in Homewood Wednesday night.

The shooting took place at Monticello Street and North Lang Avenue just after 9 p.m., police said.

An adult was also injured. All three were in stable condition at Pittsburgh hospitals.

Bystanders at the scene said the incident occurred as a crowd of some 50 to 60 people, mainly youngsters, gathered for the vigil to mark the two-year anniversary of the death of 19-year-old Anton Smith.