Police: Man violated PFA, was shot
State police at Frackville are investigating a shooting that occurred in Coaldale early Sunday morning after one man shot another in the shoulder because he wasn’t supposed to be there.
Troopers said they were requested to conduct the investigation by borough police.
According to the police report, about 1:45 a.m. borough police were dispatched to a home on East Foster Avenue for a reported shooting.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with William Cannon, 21, of that address, who said he shot James Englert, 32, also of Coaldale.
Officers noted that Englert was not permitted to be on the property due to an active protection from abuse order.
The protected person, a female, resides at the address, troopers said. She was home at the time of the incident.
Troopers said Englert arrived at St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale, later with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Englert was then transported to St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem Campus, and is currently stable condition.
Cannon has been charged with aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.
He was arraigned by on-call District Judge David Plachko of Port Carbon, and released on $50,000 unsecured bail.
Troopers said charges pertaining to the PFA violation by Englert are pending.