- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Police have jailed a man on charges he fatally shot another at a southwestern Pennsylvania housing project.

The victim, 28-year-old Taekwon (TY’-kwahn) Commodore, of Republic, was shot about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.

State police say 21-year-old Jamal Brown, of Brownsville, began firing into the air during a dispute between two groups at Snowden Terrace, a low-income housing project run by Fayette County Housing Authority. When Commodore ran away along with others, Brown allegedly fired toward that group, striking Commodore.

Commodore was driven in a private car to the Brownsville police station, where an ambulance then took him to Uniontown Hospital, where he died.

Brown remained jailed Wednesday on criminal homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call.

Brownsville is about 35 miles south of Pittsburgh.



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