The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

March 17, 2014

Shootout suspects arrested

JOHNSTOWN — An accused shooter and one of three injured in a May shootout in Hornerstown were arrested Friday with a stolen handgun.

Anthony Lamont Sanders, 22, and Daron Jamar Shamburger, 26, both of Johnstown, were picked up while sharing a taxi in downtown Johnstown, the criminal complaint says.

City police were responding to a reported burglary in progress at about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of Gray Avenue in the West End, the court papers said.

Cambria County emergency dispatch notified police that a taxi had just picked up fares in the same block of Gray and was headed to Ash Street.

Officer Brian Stevens saw a cab  passing the Public Safety Building on Washington Street and made a traffic stop, he reported.

Inside, he found Sanders and Shamburger with a handgun at Sanders’ feet on the floor of vehicle, the court papers say. The .380-caliber Smith & Wesson was listed as stolen by Richland Township police.  

Each was charged with possessing a firearm without a license and possessing stolen property. Shamburger was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm by one convicted of certain crimes.

Bond is set at $40,000 for each defendant, with preliminary hearings scheduled April 10 before District Judge Michael J. Musulin.

Online court records show that Sanders had been released on bond in November while waiting trial on charges in connection with the May 6 gun battle in Hornerstown that sent Shamburger, Sanders and two other men to hospitals.

Sanders is accused of shooting Antonio Kresic, 19.

Kresic was found along Messenger Street bleeding from the upper arm and chest area following the May 6 shootout, police said.

Sanders also was shot.

Police later discovered that Shamburger and Derik Lawrence “DC” Carothers, 17, had been shot and fled to Pittsburgh.

A resident of the 300 block of Ebensburg Road in the Prospect neighborhood, Sanders was charged in May with criminal attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, conspiring to commit aggravated assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, reckless endangerment and carrying a firearm without a license.

Shamburger was on the run when he was arrested Friday.

Online court records show he was declared a fugitive and a bench warrant was issued Feb. 25 when Shamburger failed to report as required under parole conditions imposed following his September guilty plea to drug charges.

Randy Griffith is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/photogriffer57.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • foust_25 Teen shot in Oakhurst

    A 16-year-old New Jersey boy was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center on Thursday after being shot three times in the Oakhurst section of Johnstown.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Audit: City overspent by $700G in 2013

    Legacy costs contributed significantly to the city of Johnstown coming up $689,000 short in its core services funding during 2013.

    July 24, 2014

  • Kuzma, jonathan Guilty plea in hammer death

    The Johnstown man who authorities said killed his father with a hammer last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal homicide, authorities said.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • quecreek rescue Events to mark anniversary of Quecreek rescue

    When word spread that nine Quecreek miners were trapped underground in July 2002, Bill Arnold’s dairy farm quickly became the rescue effort’s ground zero.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man charged with running down fire official at accident scene

    A Mineral Point man has been charged with running down a fire police official at Monday’s fatal crash scene on William Avenue in Jackson Township.

    July 25, 2014

  • Tribune Treasure!

    July 25, 2014

  • Huger, Stephen Accused Hornerstown shooter will stand trial

    A Johnstown man will stand trial in connection with a July 12 shooting in the Hornerstown section of the city.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Board names Zahorchak’s successor

    The Greater Johnstown school board at a special meeting Thursday named a superintendent to replace the retiring superintendent, rehired its last business manager and approved other administrative appointments.

    July 24, 2014

  • Pasquerilla, Mark Pasquerilla recognized as arts patron

    First lady Susan Corbett announced Thursday from the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa., that Mark Pasquerilla of Johnstown has earned the Patron Award from the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ebensburg gets ready to party

    Party down with a shutdown.
    Downtown Shutdown, a street party featuring music and food, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday in downtown Ebensburg.

    July 24, 2014

Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
House Ads