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Police identify suspect in fatal shooting in Moon

Megan Guza
| Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, 11:00 p.m.
Jesse Lee Jones
Jesse Lee Jones

Police are searching for a man charged with homicide in connection with the fatal shooting of a Coraopolis man that arose from a suspected altercation over a woman at the Mooncrest housing complex in Moon.

Allegheny County police obtained an arrest warrant for Jesse Lee Jones, 28, of Moon on charges of homicide and tampering with evidence in the shooting death of 32-year-old Cameron Johnson, according to court records.

The incident happened about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday on Juniper Drive. Moon police in the complex on another matter heard gunfire and found Johnson mortally wounded in a car that crashed into a tree.

County homicide detectives said they believe Jones shot Johnson in an altercation over a woman. Police said Jones was in a relationship with Johnson's ex-girlfriend.

Jones is described as white, about 5 feet, 10 inches and about 180 pounds. Detectives said he is known to frequent the Mooncrest community and the West End. He is originally from West Virginia; police said he may have returned there.

Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 412-473-1300.

Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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