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Fourth suspect arrested in fatal Newark shooting

By MARC KOVAC • Jan 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM

NEWARK (TNS) — Police have arrested a fourth suspect in the weekend shooting death of a Newark man.

Dylan Warren, 16, of Lewis Center, was taken into custody at about 4:30 p.m. Monday without incident during a traffic stop in Hebron, according to documents.

He subsequently was charged with juvenile counts of complicity to murder, aggravated murder and complicity to aggravated robbery and is being held at the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center in Lancaster. He was scheduled to make his initial appearance in Licking County Juvenile Court Tuesday afternoon.

Newark police described Warren as “extremely cooperative and forthcoming” about the murder of David Barcus, 48, who was shot in his bed at a Cherry Street residence early Saturday morning.

Three others — two adults and a juvenile — were arrested Sunday in connection to the incident.

Tyler Ocasio, 22, and Dustin Lehoe, 21, both of Newark, are being held on $1 million bonds. Both have been charged with aggravated murder.

Jaden Osborn, 15, was charged with complicity to murder and aggravated murder and complicity to aggravated robbery. He is being held at the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center in Lancaster.

Authorities say the four were involved in the shooting death of Barcus, who transported to Licking Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead.

According to court documents, the four broke into the residence to steal money and drugs and fired shots. Video surveillance showed them entering the home, then running out about a minute later. Investigators also reviewed social media posts and interviewed witnesses who implicated the four.

According to documents, a handgun was found in the Columbus house where Lehoe and Ocasio were arrested.

Other residents of the house where the shooting occurred told emergency dispatchers early Saturday morning that someone kicked in the backdoor and shot Barcus, who was alive and can be heard in the background of a recording of the 911 call.

“I can see a shell casing ... I've got a big blood stain here, ma’am,” the caller said. “My wife is downstairs with him now. We're trying to talk to him, but he's not responding to us real well.”

All four suspects have lengthy criminal records.

Warren has been charged in the past with resisting arrest, assault, escape and, in late December, failure to comply and obstruction of official business, according to documents.

After his arrest Monday, he was treated for an apparent gunshot wound that occurred sometimes prior, though Newark police reported that the “circumstances surrounding that wound are still under investigation.”

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