Police ID Harrisburg's 11th murder victim, suspect
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
Harrisburg's 11th homicide victim of 2013 has been identified as John Lumpkins, a 53-year-old Harrisburg resident.
Lumpkins was shot in the chest at 11:35 p.m. on Saturday night outside the Pub Bar, at the corner of Dewberry and Blackberry streets in downtown Harrisburg. Police found him lying in the street when they arrived. He was taken to Harrisburg Hospital, where he later died.
Theodore Meriweather, 40, has been charged with Lumpkins's murder. Police said Meriweather approached them after the shooting and said he shot Lumpkins. He told police his handgun was on the front seat of his car.
Harrisburg Police said the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Witnesses told police that Lumpkins arrived at the bar and saw his estranged wife and Meriweather. The couple then left the bar to try to avoid problems but Lumpkins followed them and confronted Meriweather.
They two were arguing when Meriweather got his handgun out to protect himself from Lumpkins, according to witnesses. Meriweather then shot Lumpkins once.