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Second arrest made in Washington County grandmother's shooting death

Another arrest made in shooting of Washington County woman
Another arrest made in shooting of Washington County woman 01:43

Washington, Pa. (KDKA) -- A second arrest has been made in connection with the shooting death of 58-year-old Kristin Barfield.

Brandon Allen, 31, of Washington, was arrested and arraigned in Washington County early Saturday morning.

He was taken into custody without incident.

Allen, along with 15-year-old Tyriq Moss, is accused of shooting and killing Barfield while she was sitting on her front porch last week. According to court paperwork, Moss and Allen agreed they were going to shoot someone else on the porch, but apparently missed and hit Barfield instead. Police said Allen drove by the home on Ridge Street while he and Moss fired out of the moving vehicle. 

Allen has been charged with several crimes including criminal homicide, and aggravated assault, among others, new court documents show.

"I really appreciate what the police are doing, the K9 unit but none of that brings my mother back," said Courtney Ellis, Barfield's daughter. "I feel like anybody that was in that vehicle needs to be charged."

Judge Kelly J. Stewart denied Allen's opportunity for bail and Allen is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing set for June 3.

Despite the arrest, Ellis said they still don't feel safe.

"We're talking about people who murdered my mother in broad daylight on her front porch," she said. "We don't feel safe at all."

Ellis said that funeral services for her mother are coming on Monday.


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