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Local Homicides
12/6/2017
 
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Johnstown police continue to investigate four open homicide cases in the city. In Cambria County this year, there have been 10 homicides, according to Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees. Of those, eight were in the city of Johnstown according to Johnstown police. As 2017 is close to wrapping up, some makeshift memorials to loved ones lost continue to grow. On Wednesday, candles could be seen along Glitch Alley, where Tavion Williamson was gunned down Sunday night. Johnstown police said they are still following leads to find his killer. Another memorial, growing on Corrine Street in the city's West End since May; remembers 21 year old Barron Grumbling, who was shot to death on the sidewalk. His death marked the fifth homicide in Cambria County, according to County Assistant District Attorney Arnold P. Bernard Jr. Both cases remain open according to Johnstown police. In February, police said Kareem Brandon was gunned down on Grove Avenue in Moxham. His case, police said, remains open. Thirty three year old Brandon Risien was shot and killed at 3 Reds Tavern in March. On Wednesday District Attorney Kelly Callihan said a person involved in the shooting, who is cooperating with police, turned in his gun. Callihan said the weapon was sent to a lab for testing. More details on the case will be released once the lab results come back, said Callihan. The four cases above, all remain open. Police are reminding residents that with information on the cases should call police. In April, police said Tevin Sitton was shot in broad daylight on Von Lunen Street, his death leaving his family looking for justice. The suspect, Jalen Gibson, turned himself in one month later. Fast forwarding to October, a familiar scene at the Clubhouse Bar on Ash Street with police lights and the county coroner called. Police said there was an altercation inside the bar leaving Eddie Wannamaker dead. The case was solved by Johnstown police. Richland Township police also charged a Johnstown man with vehicular homicide after a wrong-way crash in July. Police said it unintentionally took the life of Joseph Surgent. In Richland Township, police said a murder,suicide also added to the tally in Cambria County. Officials said Matthew Dunkleberger shot his girlfriend and then himself after what they called a domestic incident. Two cases in November also left many in the community remembering those who were silenced. Angela Lunn and Jessie Gordon were taken by domestic violence. Flowers, balloons and ribbons continue to grow outside Gordon's home. Lees said the number of homicides has doubled since 2010.
  
 
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