The Pennsylvania State Police Troop D – New Castle Station is investigating a Homicide on Grandview Avenue, Union Township, Lawrence County that occurred on 02/16/2021.
The Union Township Police located Lamar Johnson B/N-M-32 of New Castle, deceased outside of the residence from a gunshot wound.
Union Township Police relinquished the investigation to State Police New Castle.
The investigation revealed that Johnson was shot and killed by Markeace Devant PERKINS B/N M 25 of New Castle.
The Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office approved an arrest warrant for Perkins.
Charges filed against Perkins include Criminal Homicide, Persons Not to Possess/Use Firearms, and Prohibited Offensive Weapons.
Perkins was transported from the scene by Khyana Johnson B/N F – 33 of New Castle.
No charges have been filed against Khyana Johnson but she is wanted for questioning by State Police New Castle due to her presence at the time of this event.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or if you know the whereabouts of PERKINS and/or JOHNSON are asked to contact the New Castle Station at 724-598-2211 or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107
All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing persons.
All information is accurate as of Release Date.
Media Release #2924