Warrant issued in shooting
By Michael DiVittorio
Published: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, 1:01 a.m.
A Braddock man is wanted in connection with a Thanksgiving shooting in McKeesport.
Allegheny County police issued an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Clarence Moore after investigating the Thursday morning shooting of Philip Gentry, 23, of Rankin. Gentry was shot at approximately 1:30 a.m. outside Bubba's Bar along the 300 block of Ringgold Street.
Homicide Sgt. Scott Scherer said McKeesport officers were patrolling the area when they heard several gunshots. They found Gentry lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.Gentry was transported to UPMC Mercy where he remained in critical condition at presstime.
Officers pursued the suspect's vehicle as its driver was attempting to flee the area, and was stopped in the parking lot of McKeesport Towers, Scherer said.
He said a front-seat passenger fled on foot into a wooded area and was not apprehended. Two other occupants were detained by police.
One of those occupants was identified as Jordan Hardy, 20, of McKees Rocks. Charged with receiving stolen property and firearms not to be carried without a license, he was being held at Allegheny County Jail on $10,000 bond at presstime. He is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi on Dec. 9.
Moore remains at large and is charged with attempted homicide, receiving stolen property, person not to possess firearms, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.
Moore is described as a black man who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 pounds. He is known to frequent Mon Valley communities including McKeesport and Braddock. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact McKeesport police at 412-675-5050 or county police at 412-473-3000.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or email@example.com.
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