Alleged Shooters Were After Someone Other Than Victim

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Authorities confirm the victim in a deadly shooting in Monroe County was not the intended target.

We’ve also learned that besides the three people already facing charges,   state police expect to make more arrests.

According to court papers, the shooting early Tuesday near Stroudsburg was the result of a drug deal gone bad.

Police have charged three people so far for the alleged drive-by shooting that left one man dead – the father of one of the men the shooters supposedly targeted.mon shooting sm Collage

Less than 24 hours after the shooting, state police had three under arrest. Bruce Murray, 23, of Tobyhanna,  Jacqueline Harrigan, 20, of East Stroudsburg, and Dygunn Mitchell, 16, from East Stroudsburg.

The trio were charged in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting on Timber Road in Hamilton Township at a mobile home park that left bullet holes in the place and one man dead.

The victim: Darcey “Chip” Kravchenko.  It was his son Brandon that court papers indicate the group came looking for after a friend was ripped off in a drug deal.

Those arrest papers go on to say that Harrigan told the group that

“Brandon was not there but the guy who robbed me is inside.

“The black male told her to drive past the house and the shooting began as they drove past the scene.”

It wasn’t until police responded that they found Darcey Kravchenko in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound to the head.

On Wednesday, you could see blood splattered below the window where Kravchenko was found, a bullet hole pierced the window.

When police interviewed Murray, he told them that  immediately after firing “Mitchell said he saw someone at the window, shot at the glass and broke the glass window.”

“My dad got up to check what was going on and he ended up getting shot and killed. I never thought something like that would happen to my family, let alone my dad. He had nothing to do with it. He didn’t deserve to die” said the victim’s daughter Anyssa Kravchenko.

Court papers also say another man by the first name of Simon also fired at the home. There’s no word on his whereabouts or if state police plan to charge another woman who they say was involved, Kaylynn Bunnell.

5 comments

  • Sundown

    Keep your kids close! I don’t care if they’re 16, 17, or even over that, find out what your kids or anyone under your roof is into, I can’t say this enough! Know who comes in and out of your house, and who comes in contact with your family! Make it a rule that if the parental authority is not at home no one is allowed in the house except for approved responsible adults! Now their lives are over, or should be over this is the price they must pay for thinking it was OK to off somebody over a drug deal which is something that was wrong to be doing in the first place!! On their son’s FB page showed pics of him high, as well as a photo of liquor and pot..

  • George

    Same old same old… these three dirt bags wanted to play tough and act gangtser… until the cuffs are on, then they get meek, afraid and want to cover the face. Well guess what wanna be tough guy gangtsers… you will now have to play that role for the rest of your lives… in prison, because there are many more just like you, now looking to harm you in many ways…ENJOY tough guys! And no…there is no play station in prison!

  • George

    The victims daughter did not want you News 16 to show her face in the interview… but then you showed a picture of her, with her dad and brother?

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