Three Arrested for Murder of a Man in the Poconos
STROUD TOWNSHIP — Police in Monroe County arrested and charged three people with killing a man in Hamilton Township early Tuesday morning. They were led out of court in the Poconos around 9 p.m.
Bruce Murray, 23, of Tobyhanna, had nothing to say to Newswatch 16 about the charges he faces.
Neither did Jacqueline Harrigan, 20, of East Stroudsburg or Dygunn Mitchell, 16, of East Stroudsburg.
The three are charged with criminal homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, and tampering with evidence.
Investigators said the three were responsible for the shooting death of Darcey Eric Kravchenko, 39, of Hamilton Township.
State police said it all started with a drug deal involving Kravchenko’s son and some people who felt they had been cheated. To get revenge, investigators said the group of people, including Murray and Harrigan called on some local gang members, including Mitchell.
Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, state police said the group drove past the Kravchenko mobile home and Mitchell and another gang member fired shots.
One of those shots, police said, hit Darcey Kravchenko in the head, killing him.
State police investigators said this case is not closed.
There maybe more arrests in connection with the homicide.
As for the three who have already been charged, they are due in court later this month.
On Wednesday, investigators said Kravchenko was not the intended target.