Two men suspected of injuring 11 people and killing one at an Omega Psi Phi Fraternity house in Youngstown, Ohio, will face murder charges, according to Reuters. They have been denied bail.
Braylon L. Rogers, 19, and Columbus E. Jones Jr., 22, will face aggravated murder, assault and felony charges for unloading a barrage of gunshots into the crowd. The two were reportedly ushered out of the party after a scuffle and returned moments later wielding a gun. According to The Associated Press, police are searching for a motive in the case, but partygoers said the altercation may have stemmed from a dispute involving a girl.
Jamail E. Johnson, a 25-year-old Youngstown State University student, died after being shot in the head and Shavai Owens, 17, is still in critical condition, Reuters reported. In all, six YSU students were injured in the melee.
Calling it a sad day for the local community, YSU President Cynthia Anderson offered condolences on behalf of the school and its students on Feb. 6.
“I want to express my deepest sympathies to the family of the student that died in this tragic act of violence, and to ask everyone throughout our Mahoning Valley community and beyond to keep them, their parents and all the other students involved in their thoughts and prayers,” YSU student newspaper, The Jambar, reported Anderson as saying.
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