Shooting at Uniontown Bar Leaves One Dead and Another Injured: Suspect Charged for Homicide

Uniontown, Pennsylvania – A tragic incident unfolded Sunday night outside Something Different bar in Uniontown, resulting in the death of one woman and the injury of another. The suspect, identified as Andrew Maurice Howard, 21, has been charged with homicide, aggravated assault, and prohibited possession of a firearm. Howard, currently hospitalized with a gunshot wound, has yet to be arraigned.

According to court records, Uniontown police responded to reports of a shooting at the bar, where Howard allegedly shot Shaquisa Sims and Jasmine Johnson. Sims, aged 32, succumbed to her injuries at WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital, with Fayette County Coroner Bob Baker ruling her death as a homicide. Johnson, 29, sustained a gunshot wound to her left wrist and is described as Howard’s girlfriend in court documents.

Witnesses at the scene identified Howard as the perpetrator, and three 9mm shell casings were recovered by police. Despite initially fleeing on foot, Howard later arrived at Uniontown Hospital with a gunshot wound himself. The circumstances surrounding his injury remain unclear at this time, as confirmed by Uniontown police public information officer Tom Kolencik.

In addition to the serious charges of homicide and aggravated assault, Howard also faces misdemeanor counts of simple assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of an instrument of crime. The tragic events that transpired outside Something Different bar have left the Uniontown community in shock and mourning, with authorities working diligently to piece together the details of the incident.