The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

May 10, 2013

Police link pair to shootings

Both men jailed on other charges

JOHNSTOWN — Seventeen-year-old Derik Lawrence “DC” Carothers was awaiting trial for robbery and criminal attempted homicide when authorities said he slipped out of the electronic monitoring device strapped to his ankle and fled his Park Avenue home in Johnstown.

A bench warrant for his arrest was issued April 25.

Authorities now believe Carothers was one of four men injured Monday during a shootout in the Hornerstown section of the city.

“His whereabouts were unknown once the monitor came off,” District Attorney Kelly Callihan said. “We were looking for him at the time this (shooting) happened.”

Carothers and Daron Shamburger, 25, of Hillcrest Court, Johnstown, are now in the Cambria County Prison on charges in other cases.

Both men fled to Pittsburgh after the shooting, authorities said.

Carothers turned up at Allegheny General Hospital with a gunshot wound in the hand.

Shamburger went to Mercy Hospital with a gunshot wound in the forearm.

It’s not clear how they got to Pittsburgh.

Two other men are  in Memorial Medical Center recovering from gunshot wounds. Their names were not released.

No one has yet been charged in the shooting, Callihan said.

It’s unclear how the altercation started or who else was involved.

“Johnstown police are continuing to investigate the facts surrounding the shooting,” Callihan said.

The investigation started after city police responded to a report of shots fired around 10 p.m. Monday.

“When officers arrived, they found two individuals with gunshot wounds,” police Chief Craig Foust said at the time.

One man suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The other was shot once in the upper arm before the bullet entered his chest, Foust said. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, he said.

Police said they are familiar with Carothers.

He was one of four men charged in connection with the Jan. 9, 2012, drug-related shooting of Jeremy Johnson in the city’s Moxham neighborhood. Authorities believe Ca­rothers shot Johnson once in the lower back at a home in the 700 block of Highland Avenue.

Carothers was charged as an adult in that case.

Carothers is being held without bond because he violated his bond condition by removing the ankle monitor, authorities said.

Shamburger was jailed on charges that he sold crack cocaine to a drug informant in February in Moxham.  

He was arraigned Thursday by District Judge Rick Varner of Salix and is being held on $75,000 percentage bond.

City police are being aided in the shooting investigation by the Safe Streets Task Force, which includes Cambria County investigators and the FBI.

 

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Denne, Williams & Stanton Records hearing scheduled

    A Cambria County judge will consider complaints filed by two Johnstown residents seeking documents related to the city’s municipal waste water operation at hearing at the end of this month.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sen. Bob Casey Casey targets heroin

    The heroin trade has brought addiction, death, violence and theft to Johnstown and other Pennsylvania communities.
    Figuring out how to deal with those issues is difficult for local, state and federal officials.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Drive-in to open with high-tech projector

    Drive-in movie theaters and the term “state of the art” seldom share the same sentence.
    But that will soon be the case for the Silver Drive-In, it’s owner said. The Scalp Avenue site, often marketed as a nostalgic summer night escape, soon will boast a high-end projector capable of displaying the latest and greatest blockbusters in razor sharp high-definition, theater owner Rick Rosco said.

    April 18, 2014

  • Sheetz work underway

    Earthmoving is underway at Richland Town Centre for a nearly 6,500-square-foot Sheetz store.
    And the real estate broker marketing the land says a 3,000-square-foot retail building will be built next door.

    April 18, 2014

  • Smith, Shakir Mosi Police seize heroin, money in Prospect

    Johnstown police reported that several bricks of heroin, along with $4,000 in cash and a handgun, were discovered in the city's Prospect neighborhood around 4 a.m. Friday. An arrest warrant has been issued for the man be­lieved to be the owner or renter of the two homes raided.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Comedy night targets serious problem

    Animal advocates are using comedy to take aim at a serious problem.
    The third annual Funny Fundraiser to benefit the Nardecchia Spay and Neuter Fund will be held at 8 p.m. May 16 at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

    April 18, 2014

  • Local briefs 4/19/2014

    April 18, 2014

  • Early morning police raid in Prospect area leads to arrest warrant

    Johnstown police reported that several bricks of heroin, along with $4,000 in cash and a handgun, were discovered in the city's Prospect neighborhood around 4 a.m. this morning.

    April 18, 2014

  • Home is Where The Tribune-Democrat is Delivered!

    April 18, 2014

  • new councilman Judge fills City Council vacancy

    A lifelong Johnstown resident who has never sought election to public office was named Thursday to fill the vacancy on City Council.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

Do you think that Jack Williams will get the 270 signatures from city residents needed in order to have a referendum placed on a municipal ballot to have the city's pressure test mandate repealed?

Yes
No
I'm not sure
     View Results
House Ads