Avella woman, 26, charged with shooting man in head

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An Avella woman is facing attempted homicide charges after police said she shot in the head a man who was fighting with her fiance.

Police said Tracy Chechuck, 26, was arrested Friday night at a home in Cross Creek and charged with criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting of Louis Ruscello, 39.

Mr. Ruscello was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital. His condition was not released.

Ms. Chechuck is being held in the Washington County Correctional Facility.



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