Man ordered to court for fatal shooting in Lancaster


A Lancaster man is headed to trial for a fatal shooting in the city last year.

Wilberto Melendez, 41, is charged with criminal homicide in the death of 31-year-old William Cooper Jr.

A district judge found enough evidence for a trial after a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

Cooper, also of Lancaster, died at a hospital after he was shot multiple times Oct. 27 in the 300 block of Marshall Street.

Police said Melendez opened fire on Cooper and another man during an argument. The other man was not injured.

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