Man shot and killed in Clairton, house guest arrested

Man charged with homicide after allegedly killing man Tuesday morning

CLAIRTON, Pa. — A 25-year-old man was found shot to death Tuesday morning in Clairton, police say.

Police were called to Constitution Avenue just before 8 a.m. and when officers got there, they found the man shot at least once.

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He died shortly afterwards.

Police say the victim lived at the house with a woman. When he got home the shooter was there as a guest of the woman.

The two men then got in a fight, and the guest pulled out a gun and chased the victim outside.

The victim has been identified as Joseph Perlick-Spernak.

Police have identified the alleged shooter as 28-year-old Gerald Johnson. Police provided the photo below, which they said shows Johnson from four years ago.

Gerald Johnson, 28, is accused of shooting and killing another man in Clairton on Feb. 2, 2020. He has been charged with homicide.
Gerald Johnson, 28, is accused of shooting and killing another man in Clairton on Feb. 2, 2020. He has been charged with homicide. (Allegheny County Jail)


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