We’ve learned 2 people are wanted in connection to last month’s deadly shooting in broad daylight in front of a Church and School in the Moxham section of Johnstown. One of those wanted is the victim’s significant other.
Criminal complaints filed this week in the case show Michael Cogdell and Lexus Simms are wanted by Johnstown Police in connection with the shooting death of Marvin Price on January 23rd. Price was found shot to death in a car in front of Saint Patrick’s Church and the Park Avenue School.
Police say that video surveillance shows Price’s vehicle pass Cogdell while he was walking and pulled a u-turn on Park Avenue. They say Cogdell is then seen leaning into the front seat of Price’s car and then fleeing. Police say Simms, who was driving alongside Price in a black Jeep Wagoneer, got out and called 911.
Price, who is described as Simms’ Husband in the Affidavit through Price’s online obituary describes her as his Fiancee, is said in the Affidavit to have removed items from Price and the passenger seat and surrounding area, including a cell phone the Police say she took to Price’s house and showed to family members, describing it to family members who took pictures of the lock screen as the killer’s phone. But Police indicate they only learned about the phone through the family members, which is why they’re charging Simms with concealing and tampering with evidence. Chief Richard Prichard said she was arrested Wednesday in Washington, DC.
Meanwhile, Police say, Cogdell was the man seen here fleeing toward Coleman Avenue. Police say witnesses as well as Pittsburgh Police told them the man seen fleeing was Cogdell and the phone Simms had that family members took pictures of belonged to him too.
Cogdell is still at large: Cogdell is described as a light-skinned black man, 5’ 8” tall, 125 lbs. With black hair. Simms a 5’ 2” black female with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Cambria County Crime Stoppers are offering up to $2,000 for any information leading to an arrest.