PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION 10/13/2016
On Wednesday 12 October 2016, at approximately 1926hrs. officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police responded to the 600 block of South Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania for a report of a shooting.
Upon arrival officers located an adult male, victim, inside a home located on the 600 block of South Queen Street. The victim was suffering from a single gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital via ambulance to receive medical treatment.
Responding officers identified several witnesses and were able to quickly determine that the victim and suspect are known to each other. It was also learned that prior to the shooting the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal dispute outside on the 600 block of South Queen Street.
Members of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police Criminal Investigative Division are currently investigating the incident and are in the process of following-up on numerous leads, to include reviewing evidence located at the scene of the shooting.
The injuries to the victim have been deemed non-life threatening.
UPDATED INFORMATION 10/13/2016
Through the course of the investigation, the suspect for the shooting was positively identified as Lowell Trashawn Foster. Det. Whiteford completed a Criminal Complaint before MDJ Witkonis, charging Foster with Criminal Attempt- Criminal Homicide and Criminal Conspiracy- Aggravated Assault. A warrant has been obtained for the arrest of Foster. Detectives have continued their search for Foster. He has not been taken into custody. Foster's last known address was on the 1700 blk. Valley Dr. in Manor Twp. Lancaster County, PA.
Investigators were told that Foster had been given a handgun by a second, unidentified male, just prior to the shooting. The gun used in ths crime has not been recovered. It is possible that Foster is still armed. His accomplice has not been identified.
Anyone with information related to this assault,the location of Foster or the identity of his accomplice is urged to contact Detective Robert Whiteford at the Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-1780 or 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.
All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.