Second suspect in murder of Phoenixville teen captured after standoff in Georgia

Brian Corsey, 24
Brian Corsey, 24 Photo from Phoenixville Police
Brian Corsey, 24, was taken into custody following a police standoff in Georgia, according to authorities there.
Brian Corsey, 24, was taken into custody following a police standoff in Georgia, according to authorities there. Photo from Clayton County Police

PHOENIXVILLE >> The second suspect accused in the murder of a Phoenixville teen has been apprehended in Georgia, according to authorities.

Brian Corsey, 24, was apprehended Thursday in Clayton County, Georgia, after an hours-long standoff, according to Clayton County Police. Tweets from the department state that a standoff situation began Thursday at Flint Crossing Apartments involving Corsey, a SWAT team and the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

According to reports, Corsey refused to cooperate with U.S. Marshals when they attempted to serve his arrest warrant. He then barricaded himself inside the bathroom of the apartment and police negotiated with him for several hours but were not able to get him out. Police then used a chemical agent inside the apartment, taking him into custody, Clayton County Police said in a Facebook post.

Corsey has been charged with first-, second- and third-degree murder as well as criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and firearms not to be carried without a license.

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The charges stem from a Dec. 27, 2017, homicide in Phoenixville in which 15-year-old Jayson Ortiz-Cameron was shot in the parking lot during a marijuana deal that was arranged over Snapchat.

Police allege that Corsey fired the shot that left the teen dead and that alleged accomplice, Robert McCoy, who was taken into custody last month, held back a friend of the victim as Corsey fired the shots. Court records claim that the pair had planned ahead of time to rob the teen during the deal.

As McCoy awaits a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 23, police have not yet said when they expect Corsey to be back in Chester County.