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Amir Mathews Sentenced

Police say the man wanted for fatally shooting Armel Joe in May of 2020 is now behind bars.

Amir Matthews, 20, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault, court officials confirm.

Investigators say Matthews shot Joe at Coopersdale Homes May 17 during a late-night party.

They say they interviewed one witness who saw the deadly shooting and another who heard Matthews talking about killing Joe.

Investigators also say they found a vial containing marijuana at the crime scene that had Matthews’ DNA.

Two women, Terrell Foreman and Dawn “Dutchess” Smith, were also charged in the case for helping Matthews flee to Philadelphia, police say.

Matthews is being held in the Cambria County Prison after being denied bail.

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