Hazleton Police

Arrest in Weekend Hazleton Shooting

August 07, 2017 - 7:50 am

On August 6, 2017, at approximately, 0138 hours Hazleton Police responded to a call of a male shooting in the vicinity of Wyoming and Green Street.

Hazleton Police arrived on the scene finding two victims, Victim (1), male, 43 YOA and Victim (2) male, 47 YOA, each sustained a gunshot wound, (Non-Fatal). The victims were transported to an area trauma center for treatment.

At approximately, 0320 hours, Hazleton Patrol Units, Sgt. J. Babula, B. Dubin, J. Speziale backed up by the Pennsylvania State Police took Juan Umpierre-Melendez, into custody at Diamond Avenue and Cedar Street.

Umpierre-Melendez, Hazleton, is presently being charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and Reckless Endangering, while the investigation is ongoing.

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