1 of 2 men wanted in shooting outside Washington County bar arrested

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One of two men wanted in connection with a fight and shooting that injured a father and son last week in Washington County has surrendered, Pennsylvania State Police said today.

Eric W. Johnson Jr., 24, turned himself in at the state police barracks in Washington about 7:50 p.m. Friday and was arraigned before Magistrate District Judge James C. Ellis.

He has been charged with a felony count of aggravated assault, simple assault and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, and harassment, a summary offense.

He was in the Washington County Jail this morning on $50,000 straight cash bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 17.

State police are still looking for 20-year-old Tevin Heyman. He is charged with two counts of attempted homicide in the shooting outside the Cozy Corner Bar in in Canton about 1 a.m. Thursday, state police said in a press release.

Washington city police have had "numerous encounters" with both suspects, according to state police.

Johnson is accused of hitting Akili Sutton in the head, knocking him unconscious, then fighting with his father, Robert Sutton.

State police said Heyman shot both men before running from the scene.

The conditions of the two injured men were not immediately available today.

Police were reviewing video of the incident, captured on the bar's security system.


Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1944 and on Twitter: @borntolede.


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