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Drive-by shooting in Monroe leaves one dead, two arrested

By Rosa Duarte, Reporter, RDuarte@wfmz.com
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Published On: Jan 14 2014 09:00:16 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 15 2014 04:27:12 AM CST

There are new developments tonight in a deadly drive-by shooting in Monroe County where police now say two people are in custody facing charges.

HAMILTON TWP., Pa. -

Police now say two people are in custody facing charges in a deadly drive-by shooting in Monroe County.

Police say shots were fired into a mobile home on Old Timber Road in Hamilton Township early Tuesday morning.

Thirty-nine-year-old Darcey Kravchenko was hit and later died at the hospital.

Tuesday evening, police announced they're charging 20-year-old Jacqueline Harrigan of East Stroudsburg and 23-year-old Bruce Murray Jr. of Tobyhanna.

Both are facing criminal homicide, conspiracy and other offenses.

Police still are not talking about what the motive might have been.

Neighbors in that area are in shock.

State Police were tight-lipped on Tuesday, as they spent their entire morning and afternoon piecing together what neighbors are calling a drive-by shooting into a mobile home.

Coroner Bob Allen says there were several people inside the home on Old Timber Road when the gunfire broke out early Tuesday morning.

"They were not injured. He [Kravchenko] was sleeping in the back bedroom. Then when he heard the shots, stood up out of the bed. Apparently at that time he was shot in the head by one of the stray bullets and he laid there for a period of time until they discovered him in that room," Allen said.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

An autopsy will take place on Wednesday.

Joseph Quiles, who says he's friends with Kravchenko's son, says he had planned to spend the night but is glad he wasn't there.

"Glad I wasn't here really because I wouldn't want to witness that because that was my friend's dad, you know what I'm saying? I definitely wouldn't want to see that," Quiles said.

Neighbor Elsie Lutjens says she was washing dishes when she saw a car parked with its lights on through her kitchen window. She says the way it was moving down the street made her suspicious.

"Little while later they pulled out and went around here to the corner and went around the corner and I saw and heard five shots fired," Lutjens said.

Now, Lutjens -- who's lived here for 13 years  --says it may be time to move.

"I'm scared. I'm half scared to live here anymore," Lutjens said.

"I just really can't believe that he's gone. I just can't believe that somebody really came over here and shot like six times at a house in a neighborhood like this," Quiles said.