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Police identify Niagara shooting gunman


NIAGARA (AP) -- Marinette County sheriff's officials say they don't know why a Michigan man dressed in camouflage shot and killed three young people along the state border.

Authorities arrested the 38-year-old Iron Mountain man this morning in the area where the victims were shot yesterday.

Chief Deputy Jerry Sauve (SAH'-veh) says Scott J. Johnson complied with officers' orders to throw down his assault rifle as they arrested him in a wooded area in the Town of Niagara. Sauve says Johnson was also carrying a knife. He has not been charged in the case.

A team of more than 100 law enforcement officers from various agencies had searched through the night for the gunman.

Seventeen-year-old Tiffany Pohlson, 18-year-old Anthony Spigarelli and 19-year-old Bryan Mort were killed. Twenty-year-old Daniel Louis Gordon was wounded. All were from Michigan.

The four were with several other young people who went to the Menominee River to swim last evening. Survivors told investigators the camouflaged gunman came out of the woods and started shooting.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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