Shooting Investigation 08/08/2017 500 blk. Green St.

On Tuesday 08 August 2017 at approximately 2142 hrs. Off. Fisher and Off. Lapp were in the area of King ES. Officers heard the sound of multiple shots fired from just west of their position. As they began to move in that direction, they observed a dark Mazda sedan driving the wrong way on the 400 blk. Chester St. and then turn south onto S. Duke St. 

LCWC advised that reports of shots fired/shooting had just been reported on the 500 blk. Green St. Given the close proximity of the incident and the behavior of the driver the Officers believed that the occupants of the Mazda may have been involved in the shots fired incident. The Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the occupants. The front seat passenger of the vehicle, identified as Raul Diaz-Arroyo M/23, told Officers that there was a handgun under the front passenger seat of the vehicle. A check of the handgun revealed that one of the serial numbers had been intentionally obliterated. Diaz-Arroyo does not have a permit to carry a handgun in concealed fashion. Diaz-Arroyo and the driver of the vehicle went to the station to speak with investigators.

While the vehicle stop was conducted, Officers went to the 500 blk. Green St. Officers located a 29 year old male with a graze wound to his left ankle. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His injury was not believed to be life threatening.

Witnesses told Officers that an unknown dark colored Honda had passed through the 500 blk. Green St. A  passenger in the Honda reached out of an open window and fired several shots from a handgun. The driver and occupants then fled the scene in the vehicle. 

Investigators processed the scene. Additional follow up investiagtions will be conducted as this investigation is on-going. 

Raul Diaz-Arroyo was charged with Possession of a Firearm with Altered or Obliterated Serial Number (F2) and Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License (M1) before MDJ Wilwerth. He was held for arraignment and committed to LCP in lieu of $24,000 bail. 

Raul Diaz-Arroyo M/23

500 blk. Green St. Lancaster, PA 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Lancaster City Police at 717-735-3300 or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names