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Frat House Shooting Update: Two Suspects in Youngstown State Shooting Held Without Bond

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity House Where Shooting Occurred (AP)
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Frat House Shooting Update: Two Suspects in Ohio Shooting Ordered Held Without Bond
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity House Where Shooting Occurred (AP)

(CBS/AP) Two suspects in a shooting that killed a Youngstown State University student and wounded 11 others at a fraternity house party over the weekend were ordered held without bond Tuesday.

Braylon L. Rogers, 19, and Columbus E. Jones Jr., 22, appeared before Youngstown Municipal Court judge by video hookup from the Mahoning County Jail Tuesday. Each is charged with aggravated murder, shooting into a house and 11 counts of felonious assault.

The two suspects were notat the university nor members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, police said.

Neither suspect entered a plea.

Police said at least 50 people were gathered at a fraternity house near Youngstown State University early Sunday when the gunfire erupted. There had been a dispute, two men had left the house, and then returned and sprayed bullets into the crowd, authorities said.

Twenty-five-year-old Jamail E. Johnson, a senior at Youngstown State, was shot to death as he attempted to separate two groups at the party, according to Capt. Rod Foley. He was shot once in the head and multiple times in his hips and legs, said Dr. Joseph Ohr, a forensic pathologist with the coroner's office.

Investigators are still trying to lock down the cause of the initial argument. Some party-goers said it was over a girl and that it had started earlier at another location.

The wounded ranged in age from 17 to 31; six were students. About half were shot in the foot, police said. Two were hit in the abdomen. Among the injured was a 17-year-old who was critically wounded near one ear.

Roughly 15,000 students attend the urban Youngstown State campus in northeast Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line. 

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