Marshals arrest man in Garfield shooting

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A man wanted in connection with a shooting that took place in Garfield two months ago was arrested today by members of a federal fugitive task force.

George Johnson, 25, whose last known address was in Garfield, was arrested about 2:30 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg.

Police said the shooting was part of an ongoing feud between two families that live in the neighborhood.

Officers from the city's Zone 5 station in Highland Park were called to the intersection of North Aiken Avenue and Columbo Street on the morning of Oct. 15 for a report that a man named Thomas Bey had been shot four times.

Police later charged Mr. Johnson with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and a firearms violation in connection with that call.

That shooting happened less than 24 hours after 16-year-old Ne'Ondre Harbour was killed on Aiken Avenue by gunfire that police said was intended for someone else involved in an ongoing dispute. Officers later charged Brandon Sewell, 21, of Homewood, with killing Mr. Harbour. Mr. Sewell's stepfather is named Thomas Bey.

Mr. Sewell is scheduled to have a pre-trial conference next month. Mr. Johnson was awaiting arraignment late tonight.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested Mr. Johnson today with help from the Wilkinsburg police department and Allegheny County Adult Probation officers.

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