The suspects, Braylon L. Rogers, 19, and Columbus E. Jones Jr., 22, were due to be arraigned today on charges of aggravated murder, felonious assault and shooting into a house, said Youngstown police Capt. Rod Foley. Police and prosecutors agreed to wait a day, he said.
"This is still a very active and fluid investigation," Foley told AOL News. "It's a very big case, and we want to make sure we do everything we can do before we bring it to a judge."
City prosecutor Jay Macejko said police have additional information that could lead to further charges against the suspects, 2011/feb/07/new-information-delays-arraignment-in-ys/">The Vindicator of Youngstown reported.
"We are confident that we have the right people in custody," Macejko told the paper. "Given the ongoing nature of the investigation, detectives came to me with possible new developments so we decided it was prudent to wait until tomorrow [for arraignments]."
The suspects are accused of shooting into the Omega Psi Phi house around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Foley said the suspects were involved in a fist fight at the party and were asked to leave. They allegedly opened fire outside, shooting into house through an open door, he said.
"They were escorted out. That's when the gunfire erupted," Foley said. "What triggered the whole thing, we're still working on."
The student slain in the gunfire, Jamail Johnson, was seemingly trying to calm everyone down when he was shot, Youngstown Police Chief Jimmy Hughes told CNN.
Johnson, 25, was going to graduate this spring and planned to open a business, James Baker told CNN. "He had goals," said Baker, who attended Youngstown State last spring. "I'm hurting for him right now."
"He wasn't the person that you had to be worried about when you went out," David Oliveira told CNN.
Meanwhile, Gov. John Kasich was meeting with Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams and Cynthia Anderson, the university's president, on campus this afternoon to discuss the violence.
"I have offered to them the use of any and all state resources they might require," Kasich said, The Vindicator reported. "I will continue to monitor the situation and provide any support necessary to help those impacted by this tragic event."