Another Black Woman Was Killed For Rejecting A Man’s Advances
Janese Talton-Jackson, 29, was leaving a bar just outside Pittsburgh around 1:50 a.m. as she was followed to her car, according to The Root. Moments later, she was shot.
Authorities were notified of the incident when ShotSpotter, a gunshot-location system being used in cities across the country, picked up the sound of gunshots in the area.
Soon after, police stopped Charles McKinney, 41, of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania for a traffic violation. While talking to McKinney, officers were informed over dispatch of a woman being shot. McKinney overheard the message and sped off, leading to a chase where he nearly hit officers with his vehicle, according to the affidavit.
As McKinney sped off, police chased him to an intersection where they fired their weapons. The suspect was taken into custody after crashing his car into an empty vehicle and charged with multiple counts, including two counts of aggravated assault, firearms without a license and fleeing or attempting to elude police, according to WTAE.
A witness told authorities that McKinney, a regular at the bar, positioned himself behind Talton-Jackson twice as she was leaving and was rejected both times, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette. That is when McKinney followed the mother of two to her car and shot her once in the chest before fleeing the scene in a silver vehicle and later being stopped by police.
Talton-Jackson later died of her injuries.
This murder is yet another example of Black women being persecuted, preyed upon, and harmed after turning down unwanted sexual and romantic advances.
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