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Erie man arrested in court as search continues for second suspect charged with shooting by police

One of two Erie men charged with firing numerous gunshots at Pennsylvania State Police officers and an Erie police officer during a city chase in June is on trial in the case as the search for the others continues. suspect continues.

Shadarryl P. Jones, 29, was held in court late Thursday afternoon on three charges, each of attempted murder and conspiracy to assault a law enforcement officer in the June 25 shooting that took place along Chestnut Street in Erie. He remains in Erie County Prison on $1 million bail in the case.

Jones was also in court Thursday afternoon for his preliminary hearing on charges that included attempted manslaughter, conspiracy to commit attempted murder and robbery in a robbery and shooting that police said occurred in the city before the June 25 chase.

Erie 6th Ward District Judge Timothy Beveridge said he dismissed the charges in the robbery case after the victims failed to appear for a second scheduled hearing. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office plans to resubmit those charges, District Attorney Elizabeth Hirz said Friday.

Jones’ accomplice in the two cases, 29-year-old Rakeem M. Jones, remained at large on Friday.

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Shooting

State police accuse Shadarryl and Rakeem Jones of firing multiple shots at two troopers working a DUI detail in Erie who began tracking a Mitsubishi traveling at high speed as they headed north on Chestnut Street.

According to investigators, the Mitsubishi stopped in block 2300 of Chestnut Street and one of the suspects got out of the vehicle and started firing at the officers. One of the troopers returned fire before the suspect got back into the Mitsubishi and drove off, state police said.

No one was shot during the encounter.

Shadarryl Jones, an Erie resident, was held in court on Sept. 29, 2022, on attempted manslaughter and other charges during a June 25 police chase, in which authorities accused him and Rakeem Jones, who is still at large, of gunshots. firing at two Pennsylvania State Police officers. and with a police officer in Erie. No one was injured in the shooting, but police vehicles were damaged.

An Erie Bureau police officer on patrol then spotted the speeding Mitsubishi and began chasing it as it continued north before the Mitsubishi crashed into a parked vehicle on the 1600 block of Chestnut Street. The suspects got out of the vehicle and fired shots at the Erie police officer, who didn’t answer, before the suspects fled, investigators said. The Erie police officer was not injured.

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Police said they found a gun with a drum magazine in the area where the suspects ran away, and they heard a bullet fired during the encounter with the Erie police officer entered a nearby house.

The robbery

Erie police accuse Shadarryl and Rakeem Jones of robbing and shooting another man on the 2600 block of Poplar Street shortly before the chase took place.

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According to investigators, the victim told police he was walking toward his vehicle when he was struck in the head and knocked to the ground. He said one of the suspects searched his pockets and took cash and two chains around his neck, while the other suspect pointed a gun at him, detectives wrote in criminal charges.

The man said that when the suspects ran away after robbing him, a shot was fired at him, but he was not hit, police said.

Investigators said they identified Shadarryl and Rakeem Jones as suspects in the robbery through surveillance videos.

Anyone with information on Rakeem Jones’ whereabouts is requested to call state police at 814-898-1641.

Contact Tim Hahn at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @ETNhahn.

This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Erie man arrested in court, second suspect still shot in police shooting

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