Harrisburg man charged in 2 attempted homicides - abc27 WHTM

Harrisburg man charged in 2 attempted homicides

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Cornell Johnston (submitted) Cornell Johnston (submitted)

A Harrisburg man arrested after a police standoff Tuesday was wanted for two shooting incidents that injured a 20-year-old city man and his 19-year-old brother over the weekend, investigators said.

Cornell Johnston, 19, was taken into custody without incident after the hour-long standoff in the 1100 block of Bailey Street in Allison Hill.

Johnston is believed to be one of two men who shot at a man and a woman in the 200 block of South 14th Street early Sunday, police said Wednesday.

The unidentified man was transported to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound to the hip. The woman was not injured.

Several sources told abc27 News that Johnston had argued with the man over a phone charger.

Sunday night, police said the victim's brother showed up at the Harrisburg Hospital emergency room for treatment of a gunshot wound to the foot.

The man told investigators he was driving in the 1300 block of Swatara Street while looking for his brother's shooter. Police said he located the shooter, who recognized him and fired shots at his vehicle.

Johnston has been charged with two counts of attempted homicide, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, and one count each of robbery, carrying a firearm without a license and conspiracy.

He was sent to Dauphin County Prison on $50,000 cash bail in each incident.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for August 23.


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