*****PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION 5/4/2019*****
On May 4, 2019, at approximately 1:11 am, Officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the area of N. Duke Street and E. Orange Street for a shooting. Officers arrived and found a male victim with a single gunshot wound to the leg. The victim, a 22 year-old Manheim Township resident, was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators conducted witness interviews and searched the scene for evidence. They are also reviewing video surveillance footage from around the area, including local business. Preliminary information indicates that there may have been an a verbal dispute with the occupants of a silver SUV, possibly a Jeep Cherokee, prior to the shooting.
*****NEW INFORMATION 5/14/2019*****
Det. Matt Odenthal and other Detectives continued the investigation into the shooting from 5/4/19. Through interviews of witnesses and review of video from the scene, Jason Paul Garcia M/39 was identified as the suspect that fired the shot and caused the injury to the victim.
On 5/13/2019 Det. Odenthal filed a Criminal Complaint against Garcia, charging him with Aggravated Assault (F1), Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License (F3), Recklessly Endangering Another Person (M2) and Discharge of Firearms in Lancaster City (local ordinance) (S). A warrant was issued for the arrest of Jason P. Garcia.
Anyone with information on this incident or the current location of Garcia is asked to contact Lancaster Bureau of Police Det. Odenthal at 717-735-3352 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.