5 charged in Coatesville's first homicide since 2012

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Demetrius Joseph, Steven Adams, Chris Mansfield, Dajon Rowe

COATESVILLE, Pa. (WPVI) -- Five people have been charged in connection with Coatesville's first homicide in almost three years, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Monday.

17-year-old Dajon Rowe, Steve Adams, his 16-year-old brother Tyler Adams, and 21-year-old Demetrius Joseph and Chris Mansfield, all of Coatesville, are charged with murder, robbery, conspiracy, and related offenses.

Tyler Adams surrendered to police around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say late night Saturday into Sunday, the five suspects were looking for targets to rob. The suspects walked past a home on 4th Avenue and saw a group of males on the porch.

They allegedly agreed to rob the men. The suspects then disguised themselves with masks and hoodies.

Officials say Dajon Rowe was carrying a .9mm semi-automatic handgun.

At approximately 2:00 a.m., authorities say the suspects converged on the porch and began to pat down the men for valuables. That's when Mansfield allegedly punched one of the victims in the head and Rowe shot one victim in the chest and a second in the leg. The suspects then fled the scene.

The victim who was shot in the chest, identified as Juan Antonio Jiminez, died from his wounds.

The second shooting victim is in stable condition.

This was the city's first homicide since December 2012.

Anybody with information should call Chester County Detectives at 610-344-6866 or the Coatesville Police Department at 610-384-2300.