Sunday, February 20, 2011
"JOHNSTOWN, PA — Two people are dead after a shooting early Saturday in Lorain Borough that authorities believe was a homicide-suicide.
"Dwayne Dixon, 27, and David Cutlip, 24, both of Johnstown, were attending a party at a home in the 400 block of Ohio Street with a few others. An argument broke out between the two, authorities said.
"The verbal disagreement led to a scuffle in the lower level of the home. Cutlip then pulled a handgun and shot Dixon once in the head, city Detective Thomas Owens said.
"Cutlip then pulled a second handgun and shot himself once in the head, Owens said. Both guns were recovered.
"Police did not say what sparked the disagreement.
"Cambria County Coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski said Dixon was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:11 a.m.
"Cutlip was rushed to Memorial Medical Center, where he died in the intensive care unit at 8:11 a.m., the coroner said.
"Police seized a small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the Ohio Street home, Owens said.
"Neither man lived at the home, police said.
"Court records show Dixon had a history of drug arrests.
"The investigation is continuing."
From The Tribune-Democrat...