Shooting investigation - 300 block S. Marshall Street

On October 27, 2017, at approx. 3:18 AM, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Marshall Street for a shooting.   The officers arrived at the scene and found a male victim, with a gunshot wound to the torso.  The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is in critical condition at this time.  The victim is a 31 year-old Lancaster man.  

Officers immediately secured the crime scene and began speaking with neighbors and potential witnesses.   Detectives were contacted and are currently investigating the incident.   The crime scene is being processed for evidence and investigators are attempting to locate witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website,, 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.  


At approx. 8:00 AM this morning, the 31 year-old male victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.    His identity is being withheld at this point, while family are being notified.   The investigation is on-going and continues.  


The victim of today's homicide has been identified as William Earl Cooper Jr.    He was 31 years old and was a Lancaster City resident.