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Cambria County Man Facing First Degree Murder Charges

A Cambria County man is facing first degree murder for the 2017 shooting death of a man in Johnstown’s West End, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday.

Shapiro says 20-year-old Mizzon Grandinetti is being charged for the murder of Barron Grumbling who was fatally shot in May of 2017 in the Oakhurst area.

Grumbling was 21-years-old when he was killed.

“Today, Mizzon Grandinetti has been charged for the murder of Barron Grumbling, whom he allegedly shot at close range on the street based on testimony heard from an eyewitness,” said Shapiro. “At the recommendation of the 46th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, he has been charged with first degree murder.”

Authorities say Grandinetti is currently serving a four-year sentence at SCI Benner in Centre County.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, Grandinetti was served Thursday afternoon by SCI personnel.

He’ll be charged as an adult even though he would have been a juvenile at the time of the shooting, investigators say.

The Attorney General’s Office assisted the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office with the use of the Investigating Grand Jury and other law enforcement tools.

The Statewide Investigating Grand Jury heard testimony that Grumbling was killed as revenge for stealing from one of Mizzon’s family members, the Attorney General’s Office explained.

Mizzon’s preliminary arraignment will take place via video at a later date.

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