The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 26, 2013

Johnstown police charge second man in West End shooting

BY PATRICK BUCHNOWSKI
PBUCHNOWSKI@TRIBDEM.COM

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown police charged a second man in connection with Wednesday’s shooting in the West End.

Police charged 25-year-old Leon Doral Currence with illegally possessing a firearm, hindering apprehension or prosecution, obstructing the administration of law, tampering with evidence, forgery and giving police false identification.  

According to a police criminal complaint, witnesses told police that Currence was in possession of the gun after the shooting.

Police detectives charged Lemmel Dashawn Myers, 27, with shooting Leslie Schetrompf, 37, in the right leg at an apartment building located at 153 Fairfield Ave.

Witnesses said Myers gave a black handgun to Currence.

Police describe Currence as homeless. When police found him at a home on G Street, he told police his name was Torrence Meadows of North Carolina.

Currence is a convicted felon, which prohibits him from possessing a firearm, police said.

He was arraigned Thursday by on-call District Judge Mary Ann Zanghi of Vinco and sent to the Cambria County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $100,000 bond.

See Saturday's Tribune-Democrat for additional information.