Johnstown police have announced charges against two teenagers in connection to Sunday’s shooting near Coleman Ave. in the Moxham-section of the city.
Police say 15-year-old Deion Sanders and 17-year-old Rahmeen Green were reportedly part of a larger group of individuals who were witnessed following the victim, a 16-year-old boy, and his brother just prior to the shots ringing out.
Authorities say surveillance video in the area of Coleman Ave. and Bond Street reportedly showed Green and Sanders running into the middle of the street and firing multiple rounds in the victim’s direction.
Police say the victim was struck in the hip by one of the bullets and was transported to Conemaugh Hospital by private vehicle.
According to the affidavit, police say a Johnstown school employee was able to identify Sanders and Green on the surveillance video.
“JPD did a good job using information available to them to be able to identify the actors in this incident. Given the gravity of their alleged actions and their ages, the cases were direct filed in adult court. Members of the community cooperated in this investigation, and this is yet another example of the fact that when police and citizens work together, we solve crimes and protect our neighborhoods.”
Online court records show that both Sanders and Green were arraigned Monday night on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and illegal firearms possession.
Both teens are being held at the Cambria County Prison on $100,000 bail each.