LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — Rahmir Hopkins, a 16-year-old from Lancaster, was convicted on Thursday of third-degree murder and two other charges related to a 2019 incident in the 600 block of South Lime Street.
On Oct. 9, 2019, Hopkins, who was 14 at the time, shot 24-year-old Luis Perez in the back while two of Hopkins’ companions were fighting with him. Perez died at the scene.
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According to testimony from the trial, Perez punched Hopkins, and then Hopkins’ companions starting punching Perez before Hopkins shot him.
Hopkins has also been convicted of possessing a firearm as a minor and carrying a firearm without a license.