Janese Talton-Jackson’s life has been cut short after she declined a man’s phone number at a Pittsburgh bar. The 29-year-old was shot and killed by 41-year-old Charles McKinney, who has been apprehended.

According to reports, Talton-Jackson was confronted by McKinney at a bar. She turned him down, and left the bar, but he followed her outside. McKinney then shot Jackson in the chest.

“I just think it’s sad. Somebody has to do something about the gun control, it’s just getting out of hand and it just [isn’t] safe to walk the streets no more,” a man told KDKA.

Talton-Jackson is the sister of State House Rep. Ed Gainey, but he has yet to release a statement about her murder.

McKinney was apprehended after being pulled over for a traffic stop. During the stop the police officers received a dispatch call about the shooting, and the suspects car matched McKinney’s. After hearing the call, McKinney sped off.  A chase ensued and the officers apprehended him after he crashed into another car.

McKinney was charged with the victim’s homicide, as well as aggravated assault, possessing a firearm without a license, fleeing the police, possession with intent to deliver, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.


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  • binks

    SAY HER NAME: Janese Talton-Jackson
    She was a BLACK WOMAN and her life mattered!

    It is not only tragic but senseless the way she die because this asshole didn’t think she had agency over her own body and didn’t have the right to say no. This goes beyond gun control but misogyny, entitlement, the unchecked rape culture and violence against women in this society particularly black women. Who kills someone because they rejected you? What kind of social norms or cues he did learned this from even animals don’t act like that ugh….I am just fuming. I hate to even write rest in peace to Janese Talton-Jackson because she should still be here. Prayers for her family and may her soul flourish.

  • Darkness901

    Off with his head! Plain and simple. His actions were uncalled for. And for the record, he’s not mental! That man is just flat out evil.

  • Mrs.J

    Violence against women and girls is a national crisis.Male violence is a national crisis.

  • TastyTaco

    He has to be mentally ill, but that is no excuse. Death would be too easy for him. Constant unwanted sodomy would be torture for him. The hashtag is not needed.

  • Jcole132

    I hope he suffers. Y’all, I am just so tired. Us women, especially us black women just aren’t safe out here. Y’all stay safe PLEASE.