Man shot, killed in Sharon; woman hit by gunfire

Officers discovered a man with a fatal gunshot wound in an alley off of Malleable Street

A man was shot and killed in Sharon, Pa.

SHARON, Pa. (WYTV) – Police are investigating a shooting in Sharon that killed a man and injured a woman on Sunday.

Neighbors reported gunfire about 11:30 p.m. near New Castle Avenue.

Sharon Stabbing Victim
Percy Lee Godfrey, Sharon shooting victim

Police found Kimberly Odem shot in the face. They said she is in the trauma unit at St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown.

About one block away in an alley off of Malleable Street, officers discovered a male victim with a fatal gunshot wound. He was identified as 46-year-old Percy Lee Godfrey.

Both victims live in a Malleable Street home.

Police said they think they know who the shooter is.

“We are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant in this case. We are not going to release the name until that warrant is executed,” Chief Gerry Smith said.

Smith said he called in Pennsylvania State Police and the Mercer County district attorney because of the crime scene’s size, nearly an entire city block, and the multiple victims.

“We are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant in this case. We are not going to release the name until that warrant is executed,” Chief Gerry Smith said.

Smith said he called in Pennsylvania State Police and the Mercer County district attorney because of the crime scene’s size, nearly an entire city block, and the multiple victims.

“We have guys who are trained to process crime scenes, but they are basically for crime scenes we’re used to dealing with. Small crimes, something that happened in a house, something maybe in a storefront, not something that’s spread over almost a square city block,” Smith said. “It absorbed most of the resources I had just to maintain the integrity of the perimeter. It required additional manpower and additional tools to be brought in.”

Lt. Eric Hermick said the rain made collecting evidence problematic.

“Heavy rainfall came a few times but because of recent events, we have been prepared. We did have some tents and equipment to preserve our evidence and maintain the integrity of the scene.”

Police said they found the murder weapon, a gun that had been reported stolen.

They said the crime is not related to human remains found in Shenango Township last week.

This is the second homicide in Sharon this year.

A man was shot and killed in Sharon, Pa.

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