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Chambersburg man found in stolen SUV died from gunshot wounds

February 05, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A body found in a stolen sport utility vehicle Saturday morning in Harrisburg, Pa., has been identified as that of a Chambersburg man, according to the Chambersburg Police Department and the Franklin County Coroner's Office.

Gregory J. Streets, 24, of 308 E. Washington St., died Friday of multiple gunshot wounds in Franklin County, Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said.

Detective Sgt. Dianne Kelso said police were continuing to search for Juan R. Johnson, 24, who was wanted for questioning in connection with their homicide case. Police say he is armed.

Johnson, who has known aliases of "Juwan" and "J," is believed to have fled the area, police said.

Police obtained a warrant for Johnson's arrest on a charge of theft of a motor vehicle. He is a black man described as 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds.

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A female reported Friday at 4:30 p.m. that her 2000 Ford Excursion had been stolen. That vehicle was found Saturday between 9 and 9:30 a.m. in Harrisburg with a body inside, police said.

Harrisburg police released their jurisdiction and the body was removed Saturday, Conner said. An autopsy was performed Monday morning at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., he said.

"Information thus far indicates the vehicle owner, suspect and deceased were all known to each other," police wrote in a press release.

Streets was awaiting trial in Franklin County on charges of possession of a prohibited firearm, receiving stolen property and firearms not to be carried without a license, according to Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System. He posted $25,000 bail and was released from Franklin County Jail on Oct. 12, 2007.

Police said Johnson has been known to frequent Chambersburg, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

In September 2004, Johnson served 10 days in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Norristown, Pa., on charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in June 2005 and the other charges were dismissed.

Anyone with information about Johnson's whereabouts may call the Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131 or any other police department.

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