STOWE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The man police said shot and critically wounded a 60-year-old woman in Stowe Township Sunday turned himself into police.
Investigators said 21-year-old Oneal Olive is facing criminal homicide and aggravated assault charges. Officer said Oneal shot Mary Johnston, a neighborhood watch leader, as she was watching television inside her house in the Pleasant Ridge Housing complex.
Detectives said Olive was attempting to shoot at an adjacent home when a bullet went through Johnston’s house, striking her in the head.
Johnston remains in critical condition Tuesday morning.
According to police paperwork, a witness helped police identify Neal and told officers he had, “known Neal for several months and would play basketball at the local court. Neal had a girlfriend that lived in the same housing project.”
Neal was expected to be arraigned on several charges Tuesday morning.
Those who know Johnston said she is a well-known and beloved member of the community.
“She is a dynamic person. She and her husband very involved in the community, community leaders, somebody that people would go to if they needed help. They were very involved in our crime watch we had here. It’s a sad situation,” Vogel said.
"She watched the neighborhood for kids and stuff,” said a neighbor.