One injured after shooting outside of Rush Inn in Kingston, suspect in custody


KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say 29-year-old Kerry Harrison from New Jersey was the person who pulled the trigger outside Rush Inn bar on Zerby Avenue early Monday morning.

Eyewitness News was told it started as an argument inside the bar and moved onto the street when the bar closed.

Police say one of the people involved got a handgun from a car and that’s when police say Harrison grabbed the gun and fired several shots.

One person was hit, and Harrison took off. The victim was taken to the hospital and had surgery.

According to the affidavit, the suspect and several witnesses provided differing accounts of what happened. But surveillance footage from the bar told the full story.

“We made an arrest for a reason, and the evidence pointed to why we made that arrest. We are going to most likely arrest others too, this is just the beginning of it. Our goal today was to get the shooter off the street and that’s what we did,” explained Chief Richard Kotchik of the Kingston Borough Police Department.

Police also told Eyewitness News that the injuries the victim sustained were non-life-threatening.

Harrison is facing several charges including aggravated assault. He is in police custody. Bail was set at one million dollars with a preliminary hearing scheduled for September 1st.

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