DA weighing pursuit of death penalty in ’13 Beaver County killing

BEAVER (AP) – The district attorney is mulling whether to pursue the death penalty against a man who just surrendered on charges he killed another man outside a western Pennsylvania social club.

Forty-four-year-old Eric Washington surrendered Sunday, two days after a new witness statement and video surveillance resulted in him being charged Friday in the September 2013 shooting death of 45-year-old Jerome Goosby and the wounding of another man.

District Attorney David Lozier says Washington shot the two men from behind a dollar store after they had left the Brighton Pioneer Elks Lodge across the street.

Officials say Washington’s cellphone was found at the scene and a witness reported seeing him there at the time of the crime.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Washington, who remains jailed without bond.