Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Mahanoy City Murder Suspect Still on the Run; Cash Reward Offered

State Police are continuing to search for a man wanted for murder for a shooting in Mahanoy City in October.

Santanio Pierre Malone, aka "Sosa", 36, with a last known address in Shenandoah is wanted on charges of Murder in the First Degree, Murder in the Third Degree,  multiple charges of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, and recklessly endangering another person.

Malone's charges are in relation to a shooting that occurred on Sunday, October 24th, 2021 around 2:50am, at the Rmusic21 Lounge also known as the Hookah Lounge, located in the 100 block of East Centre Street in Mahanoy City.

Malone allegedly shot two people killing, Juan Carolos Romero, 33, of Hazleton, and critically injuring Alorfi Bladimir Ramirez, 29, of Hazle Township.

After the shooting, Malone fled the scene.  Later that day, State Police issued a warrant for his arrest.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Frackville barracks at (570) 874-5300 or call 911.

Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for information that leads to Malone's arrest.  All information received will remain confidential.