Prosecutor: York County slaying stemmed from pool shot

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 10, 2014 9:55 AM

(York) -- A prosecutor says a shooting death outside a York County strip club stemmed from an earlier altercation after the defendant and his friends were asked to move so someone could make a pool shot.

Twenty-five-year-old Derrick Johnson is charged with first- and third-degree murder in the February 2013 death of 21-year-old Trevahn Kent in York.

Senior prosecutor Duane Ramseur said in opening statements Monday that the shooting stemmed from a fight that broke out a month earlier at Temptations after Kent's friend asked Johnson and his friends to move aside so he could keep playing pool.

Defense attorney Kevin Hoffman said the only witness who reported seeing a gun in Johnson's hand is a former co-defendant who is now cooperating with prosecutors.

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