City Man, 24, Held in Erie Shooting

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport man is in jail in Erie in connection with a shooting Monday night in that city's East End.

Saquazne D. McClendon, 24, is in Erie County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bond pending a preliminary hearing Aug. 9 before Magisterial District Judge Paul G. Urbaniak in Erie, court officials there said.

Erie police told the Erie Times-News in a story for Saturday's editions that McClendon is accused of firing at least nine shots in an incident near the corner of East 11th Street and East Avenue. No one was injured.

Court records indicate that McClendon also has an address in Erie.

The newspaper reported that police identified McClendon from surveillance video that showed him chasing a silver Cadillac down the street.

McClendon was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals from a federal fugitive task force on Friday morning, the Times-News reported.

He is charged by Erie police with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, carrying a firearm without a license, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of an instrument of crime and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

McClendon is also wanted in Allegheny County on an arrest warrant for retail theft in connection with a 2016 incident, court records indicate.

Originally published July 28, 2019.

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