WILKES-BARRE — Police early this morning made an arrest in the deadly shooting of a woman at Sherman Hills on Monday and are calling the death a homicide.
Police said Shantique Goodson, of 328 Parkview Circle, Sherman Hills, is the woman who suffered multiple gunshot wounds at the apartment complex at about 4:15 p.m. Monday.
Kenneth Malik Evans III, 21, of 19 S. Empire St., Wilkes-Barre, was taken into custody at approximately 1:30 this morning at police headquarters. He was arraigned by District Judge Ronald Swank in Wright Township on an open count of criminal homicide and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility without bail.
Police said Goodson and Evans and another man were involved in an argument when Evans allegedly “pulled out a handgun and fired several shots” at Goodson.
Goodson was driven in a Jeep Grand Cherokee to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and later transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center where she died, police said.
Court records say Evans was arrested by city police and state police on Oct. 18 when his residence was raided in a drug investigation. More than 2,000 heroin packets with a street value of nearly $40,000, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found inside Evans’ residence, police said.
Evans was charged with multiple drug trafficking offenses and was free on $30,000 bail, court records show.
Goodson was also facing drug trafficking charges filed by Kingston police in August.
Kingston police alleged Goodson and another woman sold heroin from a Ford Taurus in a parking lot at Market Street and Schuyler Avenue on Aug. 28, according to court records.