The two Washington C.H. residents accused of firing several gunshots into a Linden Avenue home on Monday with three people inside have been arraigned on multiple felony charges.
On Monday in Washington Municipal Court, Antonio Lamar Burrell, 38, was charged with three counts of attempted aggravated murder, first-degree felonies; discharging a weapon into a home, a second-degree felony; having a weapon under disability, a third-degree felony; and a probation violation.
Misty M. Carver, 31, was arraigned Monday on three counts of complicity to attempted murder, first-degree felonies; complicity to shooting into an occupied structure, a second-degree felony; and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. Both Burrell and Carver requested preliminary hearings, which are scheduled for Aug. 19 at 11:30 a.m.
The victim, who lives at 894 Linden Ave., called 911 at 1:36 a.m. Monday and told the dispatcher that after the shooting she observed a white vehicle speed away heading toward Aspen Drive. She provided the names of two possible suspects, Burrell and Carver, according to the Washington C.H. Police Department. The victim, another adult and an 8-year-old child were reportedly inside the home when the shooting occurred. It is alleged that Carver was driving the vehicle and Burrell fired the shots into the house.
No one inside the house was struck during the shooting, however, one of the shotgun blasts narrowly missed a bed that the child usually sleeps in, said WPD Lt. Jon Long. Long said the shooting is allegedly the result of “a dispute over the theft of cigarettes recently from Burrell by (the victim).”
Following the call from the victim, WPD officers and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputies immediately responded to the scene.
As WPD Sgt. Shannon Long was driving to the scene northbound on Delaware Street, he encountered a white vehicle heading southbound on Delaware Street. The vehicle matched the description of the vehicle provided to the dispatcher, police said.
Shannon Long made a traffic stop on the vehicle on Delaware Street near Market Street. The officer approached the vehicle and observed a shotgun located inside the vehicle on the rear passenger floorboard. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as Carver, was questioned about the shotgun in the vehicle, but denied any knowledge of it being in the car, according to police.
Further investigation resulted in probable cause to arrest Carver and Burrell, both of 835 Linden Ave, police said. Burrell was arrested at his home.
Five empty shotgun shells that were allegedly found on the street in front of 894 Linden Ave. matched the gauge (12-gauge) of the shotgun located in Carver’s vehicle. “A box of unfired shotgun shells of the same manufacturer, gauge and shot-size were located inside Carver’s home at 835 Linden Avenue during a voluntary consent to search,” Long said.
The buckshot fired from the shotgun struck the vinyl siding of the house, shattered windows and impacted the walls inside the home, according to police.
Burrell and Carver are being held in the Fayette County Jail without bond on the attempted murder and complicity to attempted murder charges.
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