Arrest made in connection to shooting
City police have arrested a man allegedly connected to Saturday’s early morning shooting on Second Street.
Marcellus Chavez Turner, 23, of 523 Fifth Ave., is charged with felony counts of possessing firearms and carrying a firearm without a license. Turner has a previous felony condition that prevents him from possessing a gun.
At 2:23 a.m. Saturday, a man identified as Tevin Johnson was shot and taken from the 600 block on Second Street in a silver Chevy Captiva.
Police officers pursued the SUV to Center Street, where it stopped at a dead end. Turner, Dominque Mathis and Jasmine Hill exited the vehicle and were detained by police, court documents said.
Police found Johnson with several gunshot wounds and unresponisve in the back seat of the vehicle. Johnson was transported to Williamsport Regional Medical Center and later was flown by medical helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Johnson had left Geisinger by Tuesday evening.
Turner, Mathis and Hill were transported to police headquarters where they were questioned. Each allegedly gave varying accounts of the incident, but all three denied knowing that Johnson had been shot.
During the interview, Turner was believed to be intoxicated or under the influence of narcotics, an affidavit said. At that time, police found that Turner was on probation and he was committed to Lycoming County Prison for 72 hours.
Turner was interviewed again after he had sobered up and admitted to being with Johnson at the time of the shooting, police said. He denied involvement in the shooting or possessing a firearm.
Following the interview, police reviewed security video from Second Street that allegedly showed a fight that escalated into a three-way gun battle between Johnson, Turner and an unidentified black male.
Turner was arraigned by District Judge Gary Whiteman and committed to prison in lieu of $500,000 bail.