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Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Man Involved In Scranton Shooting

June 28, 2019

A 31-year-old man fired several shots at a man who came to confront him Wednesday in Scranton for addicting his girlfriend to methamphetamine, police said.

Aumont “Monty” Edwards, is considered armed and dangerous, according to a wanted poster distributed Friday. He is charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Edwards is a suspect in a shooting that occurred at 3 p.m. Wednesday at South 10th Avenue and Oxford Street. It stemmed from a chase between two vehicles that began on Capouse Avenue.

No one was injured. The pursuing vehicle fired several shots at another vehicle. A few bullets found their mark.

Two men, whose names were redacted in a criminal complaint released Friday, told police they went to a field in Pine Brook so the angered boyfriend could fight Edwards.

Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano said their names were redacted Friday for their safety while Edwards is free. He characterized Edwards as “extremely violent” and may not know their full names.

The victims decided against confrontation because Edwards showed up with other people and is known to always carry a gun, according to a criminal complaint.

They drove off. Edwards followed. Eight or nine shots rang out from his car. Three bullets struck the victims’ vehicle.

The victims drove to the Lackawanna County district attorney’s office on Spruce Street to report what happened. Police found Edwards’ vehicle, a silver Buick SUV, parked on the 400 block of Emmett Street minutes after the shooting. No one was there.

Edwards is known to stay at and frequent homes throughout West Scranton.

If anyone has any information should contact detectives at 570-348-4139.

Contact the writer: jkohut@timesshamrock.com, 570-348-9144; @jkohutTT on Twitter

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