Pittston Man Charged In Lockhart Street Shooting

February 26, 2019

WILKES-BARRE — A Pittston man was charged Tuesday with opening fire during a drive-by shooting during a series of violent outbursts that have recently plagued the city.

Jyzah Michael Morgan, 21, is accused of shooting up a house on Lockhart Street the morning of Feb. 18. 

According to police, Morgan drove down the street and got into an argument with someone before departing the area. He returned and fired several shots into a home in a drive-by shooting around 11:15 a.m., according to police.

No injuries were reported.

Morgan is charged with aggravated assaulted, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, tampering with evidence and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

Magisterial District Judge Matthew C. Christopher arraigned Morgan on Tuesday morning and ordered him jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with bail set at $100,000.

A preliminary hearing was set for March 14.

The shooting was part of a series of high-profile violent attacks to hit the city during an eight-day period earlier this month, including shots fired at 42 Dagobert St. and the area of Dana and High streets. In addition, a man was shot outside 253 Bowman St. on Feb. 16 and two Scranton women were shot in a vehicle on Sullivan Street on Feb. 12.

One of the women was paralyzed from the waist down.

 Wilkes-Barre police Chief Joseph Coffay has said he believes the shootings are related and part of an ongoing feud between “gang-associated” people.