Clarion University sophomore Rakeeah Megan Sabazz Merritt accepts $500 checks from Susan Bornak, dean of student development, on behalf of Student and University Affairs, and Josh Domitrovich, vice president of Student Senate, to help with expenses incurred after she was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting Feb. 2 in Clarion. Merritt suffered broken tibia and fibula bones. She has returned to Clarion University and is recovering. Also pictured is Reginald Merritt, Rakeeah’s father.
Kevin “Deuce” Austin of Farrell is charged with attempted homicide and for being a convicted felon with a firearm, and a number of other charges in connection to the shooting. He is in Clarion County Jail on half a million dollars bail.
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