Last updated: September 13. 2013 11:38PM - 9196 Views
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WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Detectives and the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department have identified a person of interest in the shooting today at the Boulevard Townhomes on Welles Street, Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie J. Salavantis has announced.

The subject, identified as Jordan Stevens, 27, is believed to frequent the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York City.

Stevens is described as a light-skinned black male, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and about 170 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a light-colored t-shirt and shorts with black or dark-colored footwear. Stevens has several tattoos — one of the grim reaper on his right arm from elbow to wrist and another of the initials “J.T.” on his right wrist.

Boulevard Townhomes surveillance footage shows at approximately 12:45 a.m. three young males were returning to the complex. Once the males walked by, the shooter, without provocation, turned, drew a firearm and fired. One of the victims was critically wounded, Salavantis said.

A preliminary investigation does not reveal any particular motive for the shooting, she said.

Stevens is wanted by the Pennsylvania Department of Parole and is believed to be armed and dangerous. He should not be approached.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department at 208-4200 or Luzerne County 911.

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Shooting leaves two injured in Wilkes-Barre

First posted at 10:53 a.m. Sept. 13, 2013

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and county Acting Coroner Bill Lisman said a man shot on South Welles Street has not died despite a report from city police stating the man has passed.

Lisman said the man is in “grave” condition but could not provide details since his office only becomes involved in a death.

“No one has died as of yet,” Salavantis said.

City police on their Facebook page issued a release at about 11 a.m. stating the man died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center at about 9 a.m. The release has since been removed from the city police Facebook page.

Police said gunfire erupted in the area of 132 S. Welles St. just before 1 a.m.

One man was shot in the head and the other man suffered a gunshot wound to his hip, police said.

Both men were transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Plains Township.

City detectives, Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office and state police at Wyoming Forensic Services Unit are investigating the shooting.

Police did not release the names of the two gunshot victims.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Wilkes-Barre Police Detectives at 208-4222.

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