Police Name Suspects In W-B Shooting Spree

March 9, 2019
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Police Name Suspects In W-B Shooting Spree

WILKES-BARRE — City police have identified four additional suspects in their investigation into a series of shootings that erupted in the city over a three-day period last month.

Police on Friday night said they are looking for Elijah Jones, 21, Colin King, 20, and Genrie Smith, 19, all of whom reportedly last lived at 390 Grant St., and Tareem McDonald, 21, of New York City.

Police said the suspects are wanted as part of “an ongoing drug trafficking and firearms investigation which has led to several shootings between several groups of subjects.”

A previously identified suspect, Onje Crowder, 19, last known address of 37 McCarragher St., remains at large, police said.

Earlier Friday, police arrested Nigel Velardo, 22, during a raid of 127 Academy St.

In late February, police arrested Jyzah Michael Morgan, 21, on charges alleging he drove Crowder to the scene of one of the shootings.

Between Feb. 16 and Feb. 19, police responded to shootings on Bowman, Lockhart, Dana and Dagobert streets.