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Port Carbon Man Charged with Attempted Homicide in Wednesday Shooting

port carbon shooting may 26

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A Port Carbon man has been charged with attempted homicide after allegedly shooting a woman with whom he lived Wednesday afternoon.

State Police say 38-year-old Curtis Branch was arraigned on Wednesday evening before District Judge David Plachko. He’s being charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and other crimes related to an incident in the 300 block of N. Coal St. in Port Carbon Wednesday.

Plachko denied bail and Branch is currently in Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

Port Carbon Man Charged with Attempted Homicide in Wednesday Shooting

Shortly after 1 p.m., the woman Branch is accused of shooting drove herself to the Port Carbon Borough Hall, where the regional police station is located, to say she’d been shot.

NEW INFO: According to a report from the Republican Herald, the woman who was shot is identified as Cynthia Salvador-Branch.

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A witness to the scene told WNEP-TV that she saw Branch shoot at the woman through the driver’s side window in front of their home after she’d gotten in the vehicle. Apparently, according to other witnesses interviewed for the WNEP report, the shooting was an escalation to a series of domestic fights between Branch and the woman.

After she’d been shot, the woman was able to drive herself to authorities. Outside Borough Hall, a few blocks from the scene of the shooting, the SUV which she used to drive away could be seen with its driver’s door open and smashed glass on the ground.

The woman is reported to be in critical but stable condition.

Port Carbon/Mechanicsville/Palo Alto PD descended on the scene of the shooting and arrested Branch.

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