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Carjack suspect also to stand trial in shooting |

Carjack suspect also to stand trial in shooting

| Tuesday, August 27, 2002 12:00 a.m

A Penn Hills man Monday was ordered to stand trial on charges he shot an acquaintance four times at the Hulton Arbors Apartments.

Shooting victim William Monroe testified yesterday that he had confronted Davone Bonneau, 24, of Vantine Street, on June 5 about a robbery of Monroe’s brother more than a year ago. At that point, Bonneau walked into his girlfriend’s apartment and returned with a gun.

“He goes into the apartment and comes out shooting,” said William Monroe, 21, of Leechburg Gardens in Penn Hills. “He took it to the extreme and tried to kill me.”

Monroe was hit four times — in the arms, legs, back and finger.

Penn Hills District Justice Leonard Hromyak held Bonneau for court on charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and firearms violations.

Bonneau and Monroe had known each other for about 18 months, dating to when Monroe’s brother was robbed after cashing a check in East Liberty.

Before the June 5 shooting, Monroe told Bonneau that his brother was on the way to Hulton Arbors.

“We had words, and then he turned around, and I got shot,” said Monroe, who was hospitalized for a day and still has one bullet in his arm.

Also testifying was Penn Hills Detective Kermit Unrue, who interviewed witnesses at the scene. Police also escorted children getting off the school bus in the aftermath of the shooting.

After the shooting, Bonneau fled across Plum Creek, which divides Plum Borough from Penn Hills. A short time later, a Cheswick woman called Plum Police to tell them that she had been forced out of her 2002 Buick LeSabre at the intersection of Hulton Road and Murath Lane near the Kirkpatrick Trailer Park. The woman, who was not injured, said the man who drove off with her car did not display a weapon.

Last month, Plum District Justice Linda Zucco held Bonneau for court on charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, receiving stolen property and robbery of a motor vehicle.

Bonneau turned himself in about 9:30 p.m. June 5 at the Penn Hills police station, accompanied by a relative. He remains lodged in the Allegheny County Jail, with bond set at a total of $150,000.

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