ShareThis Page
News

Monessen man jailed in shooting

| Friday, March 15, 2002

A Monessen man in is jail, charged in connection with an early Thursday morning shooting at Rostraver Apartments.

Charles Edward Dickerson, 33, of 221 Delaware St., was arrested and charged yesterday for allegedly shooting Bradley Shawn Barcus, 29, of 424 Oakland Ave., Charleroi.

Dickerson was arraigned Thursday before District Justice Charles Christner in West Newton and remanded to the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $500,000 straight bond.

Barcus was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh where he underwent emergency surgery Thursday morning. Barcus was shot in the neck and chin area and is in critical condition.

Dickerson is charged with criminal attempt to commit homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and carrying a firearm without a license.

Rostraver police are still investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting, but believe the incident occurred inside Apartment 102.

Neither of the men live in the complex; both were reportedly visiting a resident. Police found Dickerson in an upstairs hallway and arrested him on outstanding bench warrants in Westmoreland County for failing to appear in court on domestic-related charges.

A preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. March 22 before District Justice Joseph Dalfonso.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me