Homicide arrest - 1st block W. Farnum Street

On March 24, 2018, at approximately 8:02 PM, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to a reported shooting in the 1st block of W. Farnum Street.   The officers discovered a male victim laying on he sidewalk, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and head.   The victim was unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.   The victim succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.    The victim has been identified as a 26 year-old, Lancaster resident.    His identity is being withheld while family members are being notified.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses and processing the crime scene for evidence.   Based on preliminary information, Detectives have learned that there was some sort of confrontation between the victim and another male, which preceded the shooting.   Detectives learned that the two subjects were apparently familiar with each other and this incident does not appear to be a random act of violence.   The investigation is active and ongoing.  


The homicide victim from last night's shooting has been identified as 26 year-old Adan Sepulveda, of the 500 block of Locust Street Lancaster, PA.   Detectives learned through their investigation that Sepulveda had been in a brief confrontation with another man, Raymond L. Brown Jr., who contacted police after the shooting.   Brown called 911 and reported that he had shot the victim.   Brown was on-scene when the police arrived at the shooting call and he was taken to the Lancaster City Police station, where he was interviewed by City Police Detectives.   Several witnesses were also interviewed.   The crime scene was processed for evidence and detectives also reviewed video surveillance footage from the area.   As a result of the investigation, the following arrest has been made:

CHARGED -     Raymond L. BROWN Jr., a 28 year-old male
                         300 block of Church Street 
                         Lancaster, PA

Detective Aaron Harnish charged Raymond L. Brown Jr. with one count of Criminal Homicide (F-1) before Magisterial District Judge Adam Witkonis.   Brown is being held for processing and arraignment.   The investigation into this incident in continuing.

Persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call to call the Lancaster City Police at (717)735-3300 or the Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913.    You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411.  Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.