One dead after Pittston apartment shooting


By Geri Gibbons - [email protected] and Roger DuPuis - [email protected]



Police cars block Main Street in Pittston on Sunday night. One person died after a shooting at the Anthracite Apartments.


Geri Gibbons | Times Leader


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    PITTSTON — One person is dead following a shooting involving police at the Anthracite Apartments on North Main Street on Sunday night, Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said.

    “This is an officer involved shooting. The individual involved is deceased,” Salavantis told the Times Leader.

    Information about the victim was not available at press time, and state police and county detectives are conducting the investigation, Salavantis said.

    Emergency dispatchers said the incident was reported at about 9 p.m.

    The Anthracite Apartments are a multi-story complex located at 101 North Main St. in downtown Pittston. The incident resulted in North Main Street being blocked off between William and Butler streets, with multiple police cars and ambulances called to the scene.

    Nick Pearce, whose family owns DeMuro’s Pizza on William Street, said the family has run the shop for 38 years, and it’s always been a very quiet area.

    “‘We were cooking and this guy came in and said do you hear pops?” Pearce said. “And then we came outside and heard shots had been fired.”

    Investigators were still on the scene early today.

    Check timesleader.com for more on this story.

    Police cars block Main Street in Pittston on Sunday night. One person died after a shooting at the Anthracite Apartments.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_image9.jpgPolice cars block Main Street in Pittston on Sunday night. One person died after a shooting at the Anthracite Apartments. Geri Gibbons | Times Leader

    By Geri Gibbons

    [email protected] and Roger DuPuis

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    Reach Geri Gibbons at 570-991-6117 or on Twitter @TLGGibbons.

    Reach Geri Gibbons at 570-991-6117 or on Twitter @TLGGibbons.

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