Summerhill grandfather accused of killing grandson

CAMBRIA TOWNSHIP — Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer said one suspect was taken into custody in relation to a man killed on the 1700 block of Fairlane Road on Friday.

Neugebauer said John T. Oblinsky, 67, was charged with one count of criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated assault in the death of his grandson, 21-year-old Jacob T. Fisher.

According to a release from Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees, Fisher died from a single close-range gunshot wound to the chest during an incident about

6 p.m. Friday.

Neugebauer said an autopsy of Fisher’s body was completed Saturday at ForensicDX in Windber. The death was ruled a homicide, Lees said.

Oblinsky, a Summerhill resident, was arraigned Saturday afternoon at the Cambria County Prison.

Officials were dispatched to the residence on Fairlane Road with reports of shots fired before discovering Fisher, who was unresponsive and later pronounced dead at the scene.

“There is never a reason that domestic disputes should turn physical or involve firearms,” Neugebauer said in a release.

The investigation was led by Pennsylvania State Police along with the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office, the Cambria Township Police Department and the Cambria County Coroner’s Office.

Additional assisting agencies included Ebensburg Borough, Summerhill Township and Jackson Township police departments as well as Ebensburg EMS and Portage EMS.

Court documents said Oblinsky was denied bail and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing May 11 with Magisterial District Judge Kevin J. Price.

Neugebauer said the investigation is ongoing, and he will prosecute all charges.

It was Cambria County’s second homicide in less than one week after an April 26 domestic dispute in Johnstown resulted in the death of 31-year-old Tiffany Busch.

Mirror Staff Writer Calem Illig is at 814-946-7535.


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