Janese Talton-Jackson’s life has been cut short after she declined a man’s phone number at a Pittsburgh bar. The 29-year-old was shot and killed by 41-year-old Charles McKinney, who has been apprehended.
According to reports, Talton-Jackson was confronted by McKinney at a bar. She turned him down, and left the bar, but he followed her outside. McKinney then shot Jackson in the chest.
“I just think it’s sad. Somebody has to do something about the gun control, it’s just getting out of hand and it just [isn’t] safe to walk the streets no more,” a man told KDKA.
Talton-Jackson is the sister of State House Rep. Ed Gainey, but he has yet to release a statement about her murder.
McKinney was apprehended after being pulled over for a traffic stop. During the stop the police officers received a dispatch call about the shooting, and the suspects car matched McKinney’s. After hearing the call, McKinney sped off. A chase ensued and the officers apprehended him after he crashed into another car.
McKinney was charged with the victim’s homicide, as well as aggravated assault, possessing a firearm without a license, fleeing the police, possession with intent to deliver, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.