Harrisburg police make arrest in November murder

Harrisburg police arrested a man Thursday, charging him with murdering Marcus Garner in late November.

Garner was found in an alley about two weeks after being shot in the head. Police arrested Eric Johnson Thursday afternoon at an apartment Allison Hill. They charged him with criminal homicide, tampering with evidence and carrying a firearm without a license.

The District Attorney’s office said Garner and Johnson knew each other but it’s still unclear why the shooting happened. They are investigating to see what role drugs and money may have played.

Investigators say Johnson shot Garner on November 21 in a van. They say Johnson drove the van to Rochester, New York, to destroy it.

“We’ve been waiting for this day. It seems like for years we’ve been waiting, but now his children can have closure. We can get closure. His mother can get closure,” said Rasheeda Layton, Garner’s cousin.

Johnson denied his involvement in the shooting saying to Garner’s family, ““Yeah, I feel sorry for them and I’m sorry for their loss.”

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9 comments

  • rasheeda m. layton

    He doesn’t feel sorry for what he put us through. He sat at my cousins table, with my lil cousin(Marcus’ son),and the mother of his child and tried to help us figure out what happened to Marcus. Was coming up with different scenarios and all that. When all along he knew exactly what happened to him. He murdered my cousin in cold blood and I hope and pray he spends the rest of his life in jail. No death penalty, rot in that cell for the rest of ur life.

    • MGz Forever

      i hope ur family never has to endure what we have endured…………..i dont care what anybody says. my cousin wasnt a murderer. Nobody has the right to take someone elses life. Eric is lucky it ended this way and not in the streets!

  • MGz 4eva

    Clearly ur ignorant…u can’t even spell. Who says mess like that? U “reek” what u sow? How bout u go back to school? Long Live the King! Eric is going to get exactly what deserves…I hope they throw him in a cell and becomes somebodies Erica.

  • MGz 4eva

    Clearly ur ignorant…u can’t even spell. Who says mess like that? U “reek” what u sow? How bout u go back to school? Long Live the King! Eric is going to get exactly what he deserves…I hope they throw him in a cell and he becomes someones Erica.

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