The Wilkes-Barre Police are actively searching for the suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Soto-Madera’s whereabouts should contact 911 or the Wilkes-Barre Detective Division at 570-208-0911, Det Lt Matt Stash.At a home on 141 Sambourne Street, Soto-Madera allegedly fired a shot from a handgun at family members. The victims managed to escape to an upstairs bedroom, as patrol officers surrounded the residence.Upon arrival, officers confirmed the suspect was potentially armed inside the residence with three victims. The Pennsylvania State Police SERT team were unable to locate Soto-Madera following a search of the premises.With active shooter events happening across the world, it only makes sense to be prepared. Sign up and receive FREE training from Patrol Officers who are passionate about what it takes to keep you safe!
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Wilkes-Barre, PA is a progressive city with industrial roots. Its current revitalization is driven by emerging businesses, flourishing institutes for higher education, & non-profit organizations committed to serving the community. The City, located along the Susquehanna River, is the seat of Luzerne County & is a keystone of Northeastern PA.In fact, the first episode to take place in Pennsylvania evolved into a situation that caused a rarity on the show, which as its title suggests, features live video from several different police departments across the country. After being called to an active shooter situation, the “OP Live” cameras followed officers as they grabbed shields and strategically moved in to surround the house in which someone appeared to be barricaded while, occasionally, popping off shots.According to several news reports from the area, a shelter in place advisory was set in place for residents in the area of St. John’s Byzantine Church on Marcy Street, Chestnut Street and Church Street in Wilkes-Barre.
As the show went off the air at midnight, it reported that the person was still inside of the home and that the Pennsylvania State Police’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT Team), had taken over the scene. It promised an update on its “First Shift” show which begins at 8 p.m. on REELZ before the cameras go live at 9 p.m.FOR THE UPDATE ON HOW THIS TURNED OUT, CLICK HERE: ‘On Patrol: Live’: Here’s how that active shooter situation played out on show’s first night in Wilkes-BarreThe series is hosted by Dan Abrams, retired Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. Together the group analyzes and provides commentary on the live coverage from across the country. “The Wilkes-Barre Police Department is excited for the opportunity to showcase our officers,” Wilkes-Barre Police Chief Joseph Coffay said in a release on the department’s Facebook page about being featured on the show. “This show is a great format for an inside look into what our officers do on a daily basis.” Anthony Deandre Alston, of North Hancock Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested while police responded to gunfire in the area of 145 N. Sherman St. just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to court records.WILKES-BARRE — An 18-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday after Wilkes-Barre City Police say he was involved in a shooting in an area where children were playing at Emunah Manor Apartments.
Alston was arraigned by District Judge Donald Whittaker in Luzerne County Central Court on two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, firearms not to be carried without a license and reckless endangerment. Alston was jailed at the county correctional facility without bail as Whittaker deemed him a danger to society.
Surveillance footage showed Alston and two other men crawl through a hole in a fence separating Sherman Hills and Emunah Manor apartments and walk toward the area where the children were playing in a courtyard in the area of 145 N. Sherman St., court records say. Police in court records say Alston was carrying a .380-caliber Bersa Thunder loaded with five rounds and a misfire round in the chamber. The firearm was concealed in a pocket of Alston’s hooded sweatshirt, police said. Several adults told police they were watching their children play in a courtyard in the Emunah Manor complex when they spotted three men wearing all black clothing and ski masks approach in a suspicious manner, court records say.After the shooting the three men, including Alston, fled toward the Sherman Hills Apartment Complex, where two officers were responding to the gunfire.WILKES-BARRE — A state police Special Emergency Response Team surrounded a Sambourne Street home for hours Tuesday after a man reportedly fired a gunshot at a family member during a domestic dispute, but authorities failed to locate the gunman inside.