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July 28, 2013

Autopsy: Shooting victim died of blood loss

JOHNSTOWN — An autopsy confirmed that a man gunned down last week in a West End shooting was hit in his right leg’s main artery, and the coroner’s office has ruled it a homicide.

Chief Deputy Coroner Jeffrey Lees said the lone gunshot wound Leslie W. Schetrompf received struck his femoral artery, causing massive blood loss that later killed him.

“The official cause is exsanguination – massive blood loss – from the right leg,” Lees said Sunday.

Prosecutors said last week they anticipated amending charges against Lemmel Dashawn Myers, 27, to include homicide, assuming results from Saturday’s autopsy confirmed it.  

Lees said Sunday he has already notified the district attorney’s office of his findings.

Police say Myers shot Schetrompf at a Fairfield Avenue apartment building.

The altercation allegedly occurred over a $20 debt.

Also charged is Leon Doral Currence, 25. After the shooting, police allege, Myers passed the gun to Currence.

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