Police: Man arrested for the murder of 19-year-old in Norristown

- Police have announced the arrest of 18-year-old Philadelphia man Andre Johnson for the murder of Desmond Johnson, 19.

The arrest is from an incident back on June 17 when police say Andre shot Desmond on the 300 block of Carson Alley in Norristown. The two men are not related.

The incident happened back on June 16 when police responded to reports of gunshots late at night in the area of Carson Alley, behind 330 E. Penn Street in Norristown.

Police were called again later that night and reported 30 minutes later to the 300 block of Carson Ally for a reported body lying on the ground. Officials say officers found the victim deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

The Montgomery County Detective Bureau and the Norristown Police Department conducted a joint investigation and discovered Andre had set up a meeting with Desmond to purchase marijuana. Instead, Andre robbed and shot him at the meeting location.

Andre was denied bail and will have his preliminary hearing scheduled for July 3.

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