Tuesday hearing set for suspect in Pa. slaying

March 08, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Juan R. Johnson, charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a Chambersburg man, was in Franklin County Jail without bail Friday after being apprehended Thursday morning in Philadelphia.

Johnson, 24, aka Juwan Johnson, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force for Eastern Pennsylvania, according to the Chambersburg Police Department. He was returned to Chambersburg by two borough detectives after waiving arraignment in Philadelphia, police said.

Johnson was taken into custody without incident in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, police said.

At 10 p.m. Thursday, Johnson was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter and jailed, police said.

Johnson, who has no fixed address but was known to have frequented Harrisburg, Pa., and Philadelphia, is charged in the Feb. 1 shooting of Gregory Jermaine Street, 24, of 208 E. Washington St.

Street's body was found in the front passenger seat of a stolen 2004 Ford Excursion found in Harrisburg on the morning of Feb. 2, police said.


Shelby Flythe told Chambersburg police that at about 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, she had parked across the street from her house and gone inside to go to the bathroom. Street was in the front passenger seat with Johnson seated behind him, Flythe told police.

When she came back outside, she saw the Excursion being driven away, police said.

A witness told police that he recognized Flythe, Street and Johnson when the vehicle pulled up. Shortly thereafter, the man heard shots and saw Street get out of the back of the vehicle and climb into the driver's seat, police said.

Street was shot several times in the head, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said.

A preliminary hearing for Johnson is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.

Along with the borough police and Marshals Service, Pennsylvania State Police and the Philadelphia Homicide Divisions took part in the investigation to find Johnson, police said.

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