Police: Farrell man apologizes for fatal shooting of Sharon teen
A Farrell man is jailed on $2 million bond after police say he confessed to fatally shooting a teen in Sharon and writing an apology to his family and friends.
Curtis Coleman III, 19, of Wallis Avenue was arrested at his fast food restaurant job for Saturday night’s shooting death of 17-year-old Gavin D. Beighley.
According to police, Beighley was bicycling with a group of friends along East Budd Street near Dock Street when they tried to flee after someone fired shots at them.
Beighley collapsed and was taken to a hospital where he died.
Police interviewed Coleman’s younger brother who told them his older brother had fired shots at the bicyclists.
Investigators say they found six spent shell casings at the crime scene.
After he was arrested, police say Curtis Coleman admitted firing the shots at the bicyclists and hid the gun in his room.
Coleman told officers he learned of Beighley’s death from the news.
Police say he wrote apologies to Beighley’s family and friends for the death of the teen.
Coleman was arraigned on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and carrying a gun without a license.
Held in the Mercer County Jail on $2 million bond, Coleman faces another court hearing on January 20.