Police arrest and charge suspect for deadly Lancaster shooting

Lancaster
Elijahuwon Ashmeir Brown

Photo Courtesy: Lancaster Bureau of Police

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — Lancaster City Bureau of Police have arrested the suspect of a Friday night homicide that happened on the 500 block of Third Street.

Police caught Elijahuwon Ashmeir Brown, 14, at the Lancaster County Courthouse on N. Duke Street. He’s being charged with one count of Criminal Homicide, Possession of a Firearm by a Minor and Persons Not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Control, Sell or Transfer Firearms.

He’ll be held at Lancaster County Prison with no bail.

The investigation utilized footage of the suspect prior to the homicide, including walking across the street from the victim on Manor Street around 9:30 p.m., with the shooting taking place 15 minutes later. Another video showed Brown running towards the victim and firing his gun before running away.

Police responded to the incident around 9:45 p.m. and found a man lying in the street, unresponsive, with multiple gunshot wounds.

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When EMS arrived, they determined the victim was beyond help and he died at the scene.

Investigators are speaking with neighbors and witnesses and also searching the scene for possible evidence.

The victim was identified as 23-year-old Rolando Rivera of Lancaster. Police believe he was targeted by the suspect.

Police also believe the suspect ran away from the scene and was last seen running north on Crystal Street from Third Street.

This is still an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300.

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