Shooting suspect turns himself in; Victim listed in critical condition

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ERIE, Pa. — A suspect in a Thursday afternoon shooting turned himself in to police.

Jimmie Byes, 28, was arraigned Friday morning in font of Judge Dominick DiPaolo on charges including aggravated assault and attempted criminal homicide for a shooting on the city’s east side that sent one man to the hospital with two gunshot wounds.

Police were called to the area of East 29th Street and East Avenue around 11 a.m. for a man who was reportedly shot once in the chest and groin area.

The 46-year-old victim, whose identity is unknown, was picked up from St. Mary’s East, 607 E. 26th St., and transported to UPMC Hamot with life-threatening injuries, according to Erie Police Chief Don Dacus.

The victim underwent surgery Thursday afternoon and is reported to be in critical condition at UPMC Hamot.

Dacus said police were able to speak to the victim, but did not get as much detail as they would like.

Erie police surrounded a home at 2912 East Ave., where three people – two men and a woman – came out with their hands up. All three were taken into police custody but were later released after questioned.

Police also entered a home at 2916 East Ave., but did not find anyone inside. Dacus believes the victim was shot either inside or outside of that home.

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