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November 18, 2013

4 charged in city shooting

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown police seized drugs and arrested four people in connection with Sunday’s shooting in Prospect that left a man in the hospital.  

Police said Ramon Hernandez, 37, was shot in the chest and abdomen around 6 a.m.

He was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown where he had emergency surgery.

Hernandez was in fair condition Monday, police Chief Craig Foust said.

“He suffered some serious gunshot wounds,” Foust said.

Police said they found Hernandez lying outside of an apartment building in the 300 block of Conway Court.

City detectives found numerous shell casings and bullet holes inside the apartment where they believe Hernandez was shot.

Nathaniel Danner, 25, of the 300 block of Conway Court, was taken into custody at the scene.

Three others were found nearby in the 300 block of Gray Avenue.

Arrested were Jasmine Hinton, 19, of the 300 block of Gray Avenue; Donnie Quietle Jones, 21, of 700 block of Coleman Avenue; and Tyshawn Plowden, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

“They were all at the same location,” Foust said.

Police did not give a motive for the shooting but said they seized heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the Gray Avenue apartment.

Police also recovered a .380-caliber handgun.

Police allege that Plowden shot Hernandez. He faces aggravated assault along with drug and firearms charges.

Danner, Hinton and Jones all face drug charges.

Plowden, Hinton and Jones are being held at the Cambria County Prison on $250,000 percentage bond.

Danner is being held on $150,000 percentage bond.

All four were arraigned by District Judge Charity Nileski.

Johnstown Housing Authority Executive Director Dan Kanuch said Hinton will be evicted. He said Jones had earlier been evicted from the Oakhurst Homes housing complex. Danner is not listed as a resident of the Prospect complex, Kanuch said.

The Johnstown Crime and Violence Commission, formed to examine the causes of the city’s crime problem, had said heroin trafficking was a common denominator among issues with law enforcement, housing and education.

Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter with The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on

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