Brother and sister killed in double homicide in Mount Pocono, suspect wounded


MOUNT POCONO, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A man is charged with killing a brother and sister in the Poconos early this morning. 38-year-old Tyrone Johnson has been charged with two counts of criminal homicide and other related charges.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police spent more than 15 hours at this apartment complex on Snowshoe Circle in Mount Pocono on Friday.

They say a witness inside the apartment called 9-1-1 at 2:35 Friday morning for a man bleeding from the shoulder. That man is Tyrone Johnson. He was taken into custody and later flown to a nearby hospital.

Officers did a sweep of the apartment and found 28-year-old Amir Moore and his sister, 29-year-old Shadea Moore shot to death.

“At that point, officers shut down that scene, secured it and criminal investigators were called in,” said Chief Chris Wagner with the Pocono Mountain Regional Police.

A state police forensic service unit was called in to assist Pocono Mountain Regional Police. A search warrant for apartment 104 and three cars at the scene was approved. Investigators searched an Infiniti, a Nissan and a Chevy looking for answers.

“We can’t make a determination at this point what the motive was for this homicide,” said Chief Wagner.

Officers spoke with Johnson at the hospital. There, he told police he was on acid and shot the siblings and attempted to shoot himself.

Four adults and two children live at the apartment including Johnson, Moore and the witness.
Moore’s brother Amir was visiting. Police say Amir suffered multiple gunshot wounds and Shadea suffered a single gunshot wound. Autopsies are scheduled for monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pocono Mountain Regional Police criminal investigation unit at (570) 895-2400.

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