Police still searching for second suspect in Water Street shooting

According to a police affidavit, another suspect was present at the time of the Water Street shooting, in which Trey Gunter is being charged with criminal homicide. That second supsect was not the shooter.
Gunter's hearing set for Dec. 2

The Spectator

According to a report out of GoErie.com, a second suspect in the Water Street shooting of former Edinboro University student Tobiah J. Johnson, 22, is still at large on Wednesday. The initial suspect, Trey D. Gunter, 21, has been arrested and is being held in Erie County Prison without bail after he was arraigned Tuesday on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and possessing instruments of crime. Gunter, who is being accused of the actual shooting in this incident, will have his preliminary trial on Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.

The second suspect, unnamed, was reportedly involved in the incident, although he was not the shooter. The incident, which is now being reporting as primarily regarding a stolen gun, with bad blood and drugs contributing, is described as follows:

Johnson had told a woman, who is unnamed at this time, that he had stolen a .40-caliber handgun from Gunter's apartment several days prior. Johnson reportedly had the gun on him as they walked to 123 Water St. on Monday night, around 6:10 p.m. It was then that a vehicle appeared and the unknown male and missing suspect punched Johnson in the head, according to a police affidavit. From here, Gunter exited the vehicle and struck Johnson with the butt of his gun before reportedly shooting him in the lower back one time. Gunter and the other man had continued to strike Johnson before the firing.

Gunter reportedly stated that Johnson "still got the joint on him" at this time, referring to the reportedly stolen handgun.

Police are looking to apprehend and identify this second man as part of their investigation. Gunter was living in an apartment complex in the 100 block of Maple Drive in Edinboro. He was taken into custody at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The witness had identified him as the shooter, according to the police affidavit.