Arrest in shooting at Sherman Hills

By Geri Gibbons - ggibbons@timesleader.com | August 6th, 2015 8:18 pm

WILKES-BARRE — One man was arrested after a shooting Thursday at Parkview Circle in the Sherman Hills apartment complex off Coal Street, according to city police.

Police charged Kareem Owens, 34, of North Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, originally from Brooklyn, New York, with two counts of aggravated assault and a single count of reckless endangerment. He was arraigned Friday by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township. Owens was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $150,000 bail.

Owens was arrested after a brief struggle with officers.

Residents said the incident happened after a collision of two vehicles in the parking lot near the 300 building of the complex, after which an argument ensued at about 7:40 p.m.

Police were on patrol in the area at the time of the shooting.

One vehicle, with its rear end badly damaged, was towed from the scene.

Two men sit in handcuffs on a lawn at Sherman Hills apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday evening as police investigate a report of shots fired.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Shooting_1_cropped_24.jpgTwo men sit in handcuffs on a lawn at Sherman Hills apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday evening as police investigate a report of shots fired. Geri Gibbons | Times Leader
An ambulance leaves the Sherman Hills Apartment Complex with a shooting victim Thursday evening. (Pete G. Wilcox|Times Leader)
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_shermanhills2.jpgAn ambulance leaves the Sherman Hills Apartment Complex with a shooting victim Thursday evening. (Pete G. Wilcox|Times Leader)Geri Gibbons | Times Leader

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