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May 14, 2013

Police charge suspect in Hornerstown shoot-out

JOHNSTOWN — A Johnstown man was jailed Monday in connection with the May 6 gun battle in

Hornerstown that sent four men to hospitals.

City police charged Anthony Lamont Sanders, 21, of the 300 block of Ebensburg Road in the Prospect neighborhood, with criminal attempted homicide.

Police alleged that Sanders shot Antonio Kresic, 19, with a .40-caliber handgun he bought on the street for $100.

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

Sanders also was shot. Police said they found him bleeding from the torso and leg and sitting on the steps of a Horner Street home.

Both men were taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.

The incident began with a report of shots fired around 10 p.m. in the area of Messenger Street. That’s when officers found Kresic and Sanders.

Police later discovered that two other Johns­town men had been shot and fled to Pittsburgh.

Derik Lawrence “DC” Carothers, 17, was treated at Allegheny General Hospital after the tip of his finger was shot off. Police said they found the tip of his finger in a pool of blood along with

.40-caliber shell casings.

Daron Shamburger, 25, was treated at Mercy Hospital for a gunshot wound to the forearm.

Both men are being held in the Cambria County Prison on unrelated charges.

It’s not clear how they were shot or why.

Police said they also found a broken piece of a handgun and a .38-caliber revolver at the scene.

In addition to attempted homicide, Sanders was charged with aggravated assault, conspiring to commit aggravated assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, reckless endangerment and carrying a firearm without a license.

He was arraigned by on-call District Judge Mary Ann Zanghi and sent to the Cambria County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $50,000 bond.

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