Two men convicted of wounding three in Carnegie
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Two Hazelwood men were convicted of attempted homicide and other crimes for their roles in a Carnegie shooting that left three people injured, including a 2-week-old girl.
Byron Hall and James Edmonds, both 21, were convicted in a non-jury trial before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kevin Sasinoski. A third man charged in the shooting, Rashad Watson, who was 19 at the time, remains at large.
Police were called to the Carnegie Tower apartment complex on Capitol Drive after a shooting outside the building was reported just before 3:15 p.m. on April 14.
Mr. Hall and Mr. Edmonds were among four people removed from a green Cadillac STS sedan that police stopped in the driveway of the building's parking lot. The shooter, believed to be Mr. Watson, had fled the area on foot after discarding a stolen handgun on Knox Avenue, police said.
Nearby, three injured occupants of another car -- Tyler Dorsey, 24, who was shot in the leg, William Bosley, 19, who was shot twice in the chest, and his baby daughter, Trinity Colbert, who was shot in the torso -- were found near a BP gas station on East Main Street. Their green Buick Century had backed into another car, crashed through a fence and traveled to the gas station when the victims likely were unable to drive farther, Carnegie police Chief Jeff Harbin said at the time.
Mr. Hall is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 19 and Mr. Edmonds on Feb. 20. In addition to the attempted homicide charges, both men were also convicted of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and conspiracy.
Prosecutors plan to ask for "significant jail time," according to Mike Manko, a spokesman for the Allegheny County district attorney's office.
First Published November 20, 2012 4:45 pm