Two people are being charged with attempted homicide in connection with a shooting that happened on April 5th in the city of Butler.
Police arrested 22-year-old Mackenzie Peters and 26-year-old Raheem Robinson, both of Butler late last week. According to the criminal complaint, the confrontation stemmed from a dispute between Robinson and Kirisa Taimuty. Taimuty is the mother of Robinson’s unborn twins and wanted to talk to Robinson about signing over his parental rights.
Taimuty, along with her two-year-old son and a female friend, visited the home of Peters, who is Robinson’s girlfriend, just after 10 p.m. on April 5th to discuss the issue. An argument broke out between them, and they all left the house at the same time.
After the argument, police say that Peters and Robinson caught up again with Taimuty while she was walking along North Sixth Avenue in Butler just after 10:30 p.m. Robinson, who was in the front passenger seat of Peters’ car, then allegedly fired shots in her direction. Police say there was an unknown black man that was on the street and that he returned gunshots at Peters’ car. Taimuty, her two-year-old son, and her friend were not hit with any shots.
Peters and Robinson then quickly fled the scene in a car, which was later found in Pittsburgh, and the unknown man took off on foot.
Police arrived to the scene soon after and started to investigate and search the area.
Both Peters and Robinson are being held without bond in the Butler County Prison.