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Man, 18, Killed In Shooting

November 25, 2018

Man, 18, Killed In Shooting

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed at a home in north Wilkes-Barre late Friday night, according to police.

Jacob Shedlock, the shooting victim, was pronounced dead at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital at 11:20 p.m. Friday, according to Luzerne County Coroner William Lisman.

Wilkes-Barre police responded to a reported shooting at 768 N. Pennsylvania Ave., near Weir Lane and Dukey’s Cafe, shortly before 11 p.m., according to a post at the department’s Facebook page.

Officers found Shedlock suffering from a single gunshot wound to the torso. He was treated at the scene, then taken to the hospital, but he succumbed to his wounds, police said.

An autopsy is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, according to Lisman. City police, state police and Luzerne County detectives responded Friday night. City and county detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information should call the Wilkes-Barre police detective division at 570-208-4224 or 570-208-0911 and ask to speak with detectives Stash or Harding.

If Shedlock’s death is determined to be a criminal homicide, it will be the fifth homicide case in Wilkes-Barre this year.

Shedlock graduated from Coughlin High School in June, according to a list of graduates.

Contact the writer:

emark@citizensvoice.com; 570-821-2117

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