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Police arrest one, searching for 2 others in Johnstown shooting death

By: WJAC Web Staff

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Police in Cambria County have arrested one man and are looking for two others for allegedly shooting and killing a police officer recruit in Johnstown this past weekend.

Johnstown police said Tuesday 21-year-old Richard Cook was arrested and they are looking for 16-year-old Fidel Cosby and 19-year-old Jaquan Watson in the murder of Tyrone Williams, 42, at the Oakhurst Homes Sunday morning.

Police said the three men opened fire on Williams after the four were involved in a confrontation. Police said Williams was walking away from the three men when he was shot, being struck by three different bullets from three different guns.

Police said Cosby will faces charges as an adult, despite being 16.

All three face homicide and several other charges, police said. Cook is in the Cambria County Prison and is being held without bond.

Williams was a cadet at the Johnstown Police Academy and was expected to graduate in August.

"He would of graduated, and then he would've been able to take the certification test once he found employment," academy director Bill Richards said. "I have no doubt that he wouldn't have passed it."

Monday night members of the cadet class paid tribute to Williams by placing a blue police line ribbon on his desk.

Richards said Williams was a model student and a hard worker. Richards said Williams told instructors he wanted to become a police officer to make a difference.

Anyone with information about Cosby or Watson's whereabouts should call police.

Williams' death is the fifth homicide in Cambria County in 2014. Three of them were in Johnstown's Oakhurst section, one of them in Johnstown's Moxham section, and one was in Dale.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times