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Man shot in Monessen

| Tuesday, July 3, 2007

MONESSEN - Arrest warrants are out for three suspects allegedly involved in a shooting that occurred in broad daylight Monday afternoon near downtown Monessen.

Anthony Law, 22, of 209 Prospect Ave., Charleroi; Dennis Darnell Hawkins, 22, of 147 Victoria Drive, Brentwood; and a third, unidentified white male police described as in his early 20s are wanted in connection to the 12:53 p.m. incident at the intersection of Ontario Street and Schoonmaker Avenue beside the Eastgate Exxon.

According to affidavits of probable cause filed by Monessen police Lt. Gary Tretter with Magisterial District Judge Joseph Dalfonso in Monessen, police said one or all of the suspects forced Reginald Davis into a vehicle, beat him and later shot him.

Davis' age and address were not available at presstime.

Davis was found lying wounded on the street beside the gas station and convenience store. He was shot on his right side.

Police and a Mon Valley Emergency Medical Service crew were on the scene minutes after the shooting.

Davis was taken by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he was listed in critical condition late this morning.

At the scene, witness Rosalie Hudock, of Donora, said she and her daughter, Julia Hall, heard a gunshot as they were riding by in their car on Donner Avenue, across the street from the gas station.

Hudock said she saw Davis fall out of the car from the passenger side.

Hall used her cellular telephone to call 911, Hudock said.

"I was like, 'Oh my God! Somebody's shot!' And then I looked and he was lying on the ground," Hudock said. "I'm shaking."

Law, Hawkins and the unidentified suspect each are being charged with criminal attempt, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, criminal conspiracy and kidnapping.

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