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UPDATE 2: Second Suspect Arrested After Assault Victim Dies in Hospital

Date: June 22, 2020
Incident Type: Aggravated Assault
Location: Zone 5

UPDATE 2: (4:25 p.m., June 24)—A second suspect has been arrested in a Homewood homicide case.

Police today took Madera Johnson, 27, into custody. She is charged with criminal homicide.


UPDATE (1:33 p.m., June 23)Charges against Marlon Johnson have been upgraded to homicide.

Police continue to look for a second suspect. The investigation continues.



Pittsburgh Police and EMS responded to a report of a male who had been assaulted on the 7200 block of Frankstown Avenue on June 19 at 4:40 p.m.

Zone 5 officers and medics found a 63-year-old male on the sidewalk with severe head trauma. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Patrol officers later that night detained a male in Homewood who fit a suspect’s description. He was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning. The male, Marlon Johnson, 31, was arrested and booked into the Allegheny County Jail on an aggravated assault charge.

The victim died on Sunday. The investigation continues and could lead to additional charges.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri