Murder Charges Filed in Weekend Shooting in Toronto

Police have charged two Ohio teens with murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Dylan Monroe.

The charges were filed Tuesday in Jefferson County Juvenile Court. Toronto Police Chief Randy Henry said the victim Monroe was pronounced dead at 9:57 p.m. Monday in a Pittsburgh hospital.

Henry said the victim was riding in a vehicle stopped in the 500 block of North Seventh Street when he was shot. He said the driver, who was not harmed, drove Monroe to the police station about two blocks away.

Henry described the shooting as a drug deal gone bad.

Assistant Prosecutor Samuel Pate said Ka’Saun Carlock, 15, of Steubenville, and Jacob A. Gill, 16, of Toronto, were charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, each with a firearm specification, and tampering with evidence. In Ohio, a firearm specification can add three years to a sentence.

Pate said he also filed a motion for a discretionary bind-over to have the cases transferred to the adult division of Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. The bind-over will include a probable cause hearing and a study to determine if the juveniles can be rehabilitated in the juvenile court system.

The juveniles will appear before Juvenile Judge Joseph Corabi for an initial appearance, where they will be appointed attorneys and the charges and motion for a bind-over will be read to them.

Henry said a third suspect, Logan J. Cain, 20, of Toronto, was interviewed in connection with the case. Cain was taken to the Jefferson County Jail on Tuesday, but charges had not been filed.

Henry said the gun suspected of being used in the shooting still hasn’t been recovered. He said a dog trained to locate firearms was brought to the scene Monday from Wheeling.

Police Capt. Rick Parker said a key piece of evidence was recovered Tuesday evening several hundred feet from where the search had been concentrated.