Creek searched for firearm linked to fatal Plymouth shooting

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
State Police search a section of Solomon’s Creek near the Oxford Street bridge in Hanover Township on Tuesday. They were searching for a gun they suspect was used in a fatal shooting in Plymouth last week. Authorities had searched the same area Friday. - Aimee Dilger | Times Leader
A state trooper drags brush down Solomon Creek while searching for a handgun they believe was used in a fatal shooting in Plymouth. The same area, behind a KFC restaurant, was searched last week after a suspect in the case was arrested. - Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

HANOVER TWP. — State police returned to Solomon Creek on Oxford Street this morning searching for the firearm they suspect was used in a fatal shooting in Plymouth last week.

Several troopers wearing waders and another trooper with a metal detector searched the creek and shoreline for the firearm Kyon Dane McDonald allegedly used to gun down Tierees Owens outside Ricky Nicks Sports Bar on East Main Street last Thursday.

After McDonald’s surrender at an apartment building in Wilkes-Barre Township on Friday, investigators learned he allegedly walked across the Oxford Street bridge where he tossed the gun.

Investigators visited the area and briefly searched the shoreline Friday night with a canine.

They returned Tuesday to perform a comprehensive search with troopers searching the creek and cutting down brush with a chainsaw.

Both sides of the bridge are being searched.

The creek is about knee-high deep with water.

McDonald, 34, of Plymouth, was apprehended after a nearly four-hour standoff at 5 N. Walnut St.

Investigators allege he was involved in an altercation at the sports bar when he shot Owens multiple times. Owens died at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

McDonald was charged with criminal homicide and remains jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility without bail.

State Police search a section of Solomon’s Creek near the Oxford Street bridge in Hanover Township on Tuesday. They were searching for a gun they suspect was used in a fatal shooting in Plymouth last week. Authorities had searched the same area Friday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_TTL100218Mcdonald1-2.jpgState Police search a section of Solomon’s Creek near the Oxford Street bridge in Hanover Township on Tuesday. They were searching for a gun they suspect was used in a fatal shooting in Plymouth last week. Authorities had searched the same area Friday. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

A state trooper drags brush down Solomon Creek while searching for a handgun they believe was used in a fatal shooting in Plymouth. The same area, behind a KFC restaurant, was searched last week after a suspect in the case was arrested.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_TTL100218Mcdonald2-2.jpgA state trooper drags brush down Solomon Creek while searching for a handgun they believe was used in a fatal shooting in Plymouth. The same area, behind a KFC restaurant, was searched last week after a suspect in the case was arrested. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

By Ed Lewis

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