Charleston shooting (04/28/19)

Area law enforcement officers stay on scene after a shooting at an apartment on the corner of A Street and West Buchanan Avenue in Charleston. 

CHARLESTON — Police have arrested the juvenile they say shot a man Sunday in a Charleston apartment building after he walked in on a burglary in progress. 

The arrest brings to three the number of people in custody in connection with the shooting of 20-year-old Trevor Pinkstaff at 24 Buchanan Ave.

Charleston police in a statement said Mattoon police located the juvenile on Tuesday and made the arrest. The release states the juvenile has been transferred to the Vermilion County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police aren't releasing the name of the alleged shooter because he is a juvenile.

Also in custody are Shannon M. Barnes, 18, and Alyssa A. Jenkins, 19.

Preliminary charges of residential burglary and aggravated battery with a firearm have been filed against Barnes.

Jenkins has a preliminary charge of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Barnes, Shannon M.

Snannon M. Barnes, 18, is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm  and residential burglary in connection with the April 28 shooting in Charleston of 20-year-old Trevor R. Pinkstaff.

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Barnes and Jenkins were taken into custody in Mount Vernon and questioned. Charleston police concluded they assisted the primary juvenile suspect.

Investigators believe Pinkstaff returned home Sunday afternoon to find his residence being burglarized by the shooter and Barnes. As the two parties fought, Pinkstaff was shot in the abdomen. Police said Pinkstaff knew the person who shot him.

Charleston Police Chief Chad Reed said they can put Jenkins at the scene, but did not elaborate on her involvement.

Reed said police are investigating others who may have been involved.  

Police have yet to confirm whether the firearm was legal.  

It had been believed the juvenile fled toward Mount Vernon in a silver GMC Envoy. The vehicle was found in Mount Vernon late Sunday. 

It was previously reported that Pinkstaff was airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital, but hospital officials said they had no information on this person. 

Mount Vernon, Mattoon and Eastern Illinois University police departments; the Coles County Sheriff's Office; and state’s attorney’s office have assisted with the investigation.

This story will be updated.

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Contact Jarad Jarmon at (217) 238-6839. Follow him on Twitter: @JJarmonReporter



Jarad Jarmon is a reporter for the JG-TC. He covers the city of Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Mattoon schools and the Regional Office of Education.

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