Gibson Trial
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A man originally charged as a co-conspirator in the homicide of 24-year-old Tevin Sitton testified against the person police say fired the fatal shots in that incident Friday afternoon. On the second day of trial for Jalen Demere Gibson, 26, who is charged with criminal homicide and related charges for Sitton's death, Clifford Eddins, 26, said he was sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle shown on surveillance footage approaching Sitton on Von Lunen Road in Dale Borough around 5:30 p.m. April 3, 2017. Eddins said his younger brother, Dennis Manson, 24, was driving the vehicle and that Gibson was in the back seat on the passenger's side. The three men were returning from the funeral service for Quadir Christian, with whom they attended Greater Johnstown High School, Eddins said. On their way to pick up Gibson to take him to Harris Funeral Home in Richland Township, Eddins said his brother cut off a motorcyclist Manson told him was Sitton. Eddins said his brother decided to stop and apologize to Sitton for that incident on their way through Dale Borough after Christian funeral. Shots were fired after Sitton is seen on surveillance shaking the hand of Manson, the driver of the vehicle, and Eddins, the front seat passenger. "I grabbed my head and ducked," Eddins said. "I didn't know where the shots were coming from. I thought we were getting shot at." Eddins testified that Gibson fired those shots, though he never saw him possess a firearm during their time together that day. After dropping Gibson off, Eddins said he received a phone call identifying him as the one who had shot Sitton and decided to return the vehicle they had borrowed from Eddins girlfriend.