A jury was selected Tuesday in an attempted homicide case against Shakoor R. Trapp, the man who police allege beat, choked, stabbed and shot a 23-year-old woman in her Maple Street apartment almost one year ago.
Trapp, 24, who also is charged with aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass and firearms violations, is scheduled to stand trial June 5, 6 and 7 before Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio.
According to investigators, Trapp broke into Tiffany Nixon's apartment in the 600 block of Maple Street in the early morning hours of last May 29 and shot her three times and stabbed her while while was sleeping in her bedroom.
The victim, who was shot in the left cheek, left side of her head and knee, was flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville for emergency surgery and three days of hospitalization, according to court records.
Police said Nixon knew Trapp only as being from the neighborhood and had no previous contact.
Trapp was captured by the city police Special Response Team the evening of June 31, hiding in an attic at 523 High St.
Trapp, originally from the Philadelphia area, has had several encounters with the law, police said. In a November 2010 incident, police said he attempted to choke his wife during a domestic disturbance. He also allegedly attacked his sister-in-law in March 2011 while she was asleep on a couch.
Since his arrest, Trapp has been incarcerated at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $350,000 bail.