YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — While police worked to piece together what led to a deadly fraternity house party, witnesses said yesterday that an argument over a girl prompted two men to open fire on the crowd, killing one person and wounding 11.
Police said a dispute ensued Sunday night at the Omega Psi Phi fraternity house; one man was thrown out of the party and the other followed. They returned later and began shooting. Youngstown State University senior Jamail Johnson, 25, was killed. Police arrested two men that evening.
People at the party told a friend of Johnson’s who was sleeping at the house that the gunmen had argued with others over a girl earlier in the evening.
Isaiah Lee, 19, said his friend was attempting to defuse the situation — “trying to be a hero’’ — when the shots rang out.