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Jeannette police arrest Greensburg suspect on attempted homicide charges

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Christopher Jamall Jackson
Christopher Jamall Jackson

Jeannette police arrested a Greensburg man Monday on attempted homicide charges stemming from gunshots reportedly fired in the downtown area this month.

Christopher Jamall Jackson, 21, allegedly fired five rounds at another man following an argument that began on Clay Avenue and moved to Magee Avenue, according to police. Jackson was lodged in the Westmoreland County Prison on $250,000 bail.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for him last week.

Investigators found five 9mm shell casings in a grassy area along Magee Avenue after being called there at 1 a.m. Sept. 16, according to court papers. The victim told police he got into a fight with Jackson and another man over a reported drug sale involving the victim's brother on Clay Avenue near Punch & Jr's bar and the St. Vincent dePaul store.

The victim identified Jackson out of a photo lineup as the man who pulled out a pistol and fired shots at him on Magee Avenue, police said in court papers. He was not injured.

An Oct. 12 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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