YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A man facing complicity charges for the April 15 shooting death of a 15-year-old girl is now in the Mahoning County Jail.
Saun Peterson, 20, was booked into the jail Tuesday on a charge of complicity to murder in the shooting death of Amya Monserrat, who was shot and killed following a birthday party at a 3503 Southern Blvd. restaurant.
He appeared in court Wednesday, where bond was set at $1 million by Visiting Judge David Fuhry.
A warrant was issued April 25 for Peterson. He was arrested last week in Columbus and returned to Youngstown Tuesday.
Monserrat was hit by gunfire during a birthday party at Martha’s Boulevard Tavern at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Ravenwood Avenue. According to police, a fight broke out, and there were multiple shooters between two groups — a conflict that has been going on for a couple of weeks.
A complaint accompanying Peterson’s charges says that Peterson was driving the car the person who killed Monserrat was in, according to Assistant City Prosecutor Elliousa Baier.
A 16-year-old boy was also arrested on murder charges. He is being held without bond in the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center.