Erie man charged in shooting death of St. Vincent student
Erie police on Tuesday filed charges against a city man in the April 12 shooting death of a St. Vincent College student.
Abram “Abe” Sorek, 23, a senior at the Unity school, died in his hometown from a gunshot wound of the head while visiting friends.
Aladin Jojic, 23, was arraigned before District Judge Thomas Carney on charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
Erie Detective Paul A. Bizzarro Jr. filed the charges against Jojic, who police said was with Sorek and a group of friends at a house on Kahkwa Boulevard when Sorek was shot with a 9 mm handgun early that morning.
Erie police Chief Randy Bowers said shortly after the shooting that it was not preceded by a confrontation or an argument.
Jojic is free on $100,000 unsecured bond. His preliminary hearing is set for May 16 before District Judge Thomas C. Robie.
Sorek was a business marketing major at St. Vincent, who would have graduated on Saturday.
He worked in the college's sports information office and was a former member of the lacrosse team.
Mary Pickels is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-5401 or email@example.com.
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