Police: Motive unclear in killing of Johnstown police recruit

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Police said they recovered 13 shell casings from the scene where a police recruit was shot to death in Johnstown.

Authorities said Tyrone Williams, 42, who was set to graduate from the Johnstown Police Academy next month, was shot multiple times early Sunday.

Deputy Coroner Jeff Lees Mr. Williams died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Johnstown police Chief Craig Foust has asked for help solving the crime from the community. Chief Foust said police have no information about a suspect or motive, but that Mr. Williams used to live in the community where he was shot. He said investigators don’t believe drugs were involved.

“From what it looks like, someone started shooting at him, and he ran down the street ... and fell to the ground,” Sgt. Pat Goggin said.

Sgt. Goggin said police recovered 13 shell casings from the scene. No arrests have been made, but the death has been ruled a homicide.



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