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Charges filed in Harrison Village shooting case

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Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 1:31 a.m.

A Rankin man is charged with shooting at a building in McKeesport's Harrison Village during an argument.

Melton Goodlow, 45, has a preliminary hearing scheduled on Sept. 16 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi on charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, person not to possess firearms, criminal mischief and two counts each of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Charges stem from an incident on Thursday at 1:50 p.m. at Building 3 in Harrison Village.

Capt. of Detectives Tim Hanna said Goodlow was arguing with a resident who allegedly stole the suspect's car in Rankin the day before.

Hanna explained that the Harrison Village resident took the car to return to McKeesport.

“Everybody here is familiar with each other,” he said.

According to police, Goodlow immediately pulled a gun upon approaching the apartment door and attempted to squeeze the trigger while screaming about the car.

The Harrison Village resident and a woman retreated inside and heard two shots strike the building, according to police reports.

Hanna said officers recovered two spent shell casings at the scene.

Officers responding to the area noticed a man walking out of the area, who later matched the description given by the Harrison Village resident, Hanna said.

Officers saw the man getting into a car that was described by the victim.

Rankin police were notified and arrested Goodlow. They returned him to McKeesport at the city department's request, and he later was charged.

No injuries were reported.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or

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