Woman shot and killed after rejecting man's advances at a bar

The 29-year-old had three children

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Tuesday 26 January 2016 19:10
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Janese Jackson Talton was found lying in the street
Janese Jackson Talton was found lying in the street

Police in Pittsburgh believe a young woman was shot and killed after rejecting a man’s advances in a bar.

Reports said Janese Talton was found lying dead in the street, close to Cliff’s Bar inn the Homeland area of the city.

The mother-of-three who is the sister of a state representative, was pronounced dead at the scene.

41-year-old Charles McKinney has been charged with murder

CBS said that police believe Ms Talton, the sister of Pennsylvania state Rep Ed Gainey, was shot by a man who had approached her at the bar, but had been rebuffed.

They said the man, 41-year-old Charles McKinney, then followed her outside where he shot her. Mr McKinney has not been charged with murder.

Police called to the scene were involved in a vehicle chase with Mr McKinney that passed through several neighbourhoods. Shots were fired and the suspect was taken to hospital.

The killing of Ms Talton sparked outcry on social media, and stunned those who knew her.

In one widely shared post, Damon Young, who knew Ms Talton’s brother, wrote: “Janese Talton-Jackson is dead because a man was interested in her. And then killed her when that interest wasn’t reciprocated.

“But she could have been any woman he happened to be interested in that night. The only thing separating her from the women who made it home alive Friday is chance.”

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