Homicide Case to Trial after Testimony of Shooting in Penn Township
A Lititz man was ordered to be tried for homicide and stealing a gun, following preliminary hearings Wednesday morning in Lancaster County.
Shawn Darionne Bergman, 23, is charged with homicide for shooting 19-year-old Christopher Levy in the face on Nov 5. Levy died two days later.
Bergman also is charged with felony theft for stealing a pistol – believed to be used in the homicide – from a relative.
Following hearings, District Judge Edward Tobin ordered both cases be tried in Lancaster County Court. Bergman is at Lancaster County Prison without bail.
Assistant District Attorney Christine L. Wilson presented testimony from a pair of investigators with Northern Lancaster County Regional police.
Regarding the homicide, Detective Theresa Stauffer testified of witnesses she interviewed about the shooting, and Bergman, who admitted to pointing a gun at Levy.
Sergeant David Burdis testified of being first inside the apartment in the 400 block of South Main Street and finding Levy face-down and barely breathing.
Regarding the gun theft, Sergeant Burdis testified that he took a report from a relative who said he saw, on home-surveillance recording, Bergman take the pistol.
Detective Stauffer filed charges.
Bergman is presumed innocent.
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