Second suspect arrested in November 2014 shooting

Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 8:21 PM

According to GoErie, a second suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of Tobiah J. Johnson, which occurred last November in off-campus housing, down the street from Edinboro University. The second suspect is Michael D. Barron, 23, of Pittsburgh and he is being accused of criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person, according to a PA criminal docket sheet

Barron is currently being held in Erie County Prison, with no bond, and a preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. in front of Magisterial District Judge Denise Stuck-Lewis. Barron turned himself in at approximately 10:45 a.m. to the Edinboro Police Department. 

The other accused in the shooting, Trey D. Gunter, 22, also of Pittsburgh, was charged in November. He is also being held in Erie County Prison with no bond, set for for a trail on Oct. 20. According to GoErie, the "District Attorney's Office is seeking a conviction for first-degree murder, or a premeditated homicide" in regard to Gunter.

Gunter was a senior at Edinboro at the time of the alleged shooting, which occurred outside of an apartment complex on the corner of Water Street and West Normal Street on Nov. 17. The shooting is said, according to police, to stem from a dispute over a stolen gun. According to GoErie, Barron is being accused of "striking Johnson in the head and knocking him to the ground." When Gunter reportedly arrived at the scene, he then "struck Johnson with the butt of a handgun and shot him."

According to WICU12, police are still on the lookout for another suspect. They have "issued a warrant for Ryan Andrews, of Pittsburgh, for his alleged role."

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