CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio prep football star and NFL prospect has been indicted on charges related to a fatal shooting outside a bar in suburban Cleveland.
Twenty-three-year-old Antonio Longino, of East Cleveland, was indicted Friday on tampering with evidence and obstructing justice charges. He was arrested May 3, hours after 24-year-old Dejon Forbes was killed and another man wounded in Cleveland Heights.
Twenty-eight-year-old Stephen Johnson has been charged with murder and felonious assault in the shooting.
Authorities haven’t said why Longino was arrested and charged. His attorney told Cleveland.com there’s no evidence to support the charges.
Longino completed his collegiate career as a linebacker at Arizona State University last fall. He reportedly had been invited to a rookie tryout camp with the Cincinnati Bengals.
This story corrects the spelling of a defendant’s first name. It’s Stephen Johnson, not Steven Johnson.