The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department is continuing the investigation into the shooting death of an adult male, and the wounding of another man that occurred during a home invasion.

This investigation began as NLCRPD officers were dispatched to a private residence located in the 500 block of Clearview Road in Clay Township shortly after 11:00 PM on September 25, 2014, for a reported shooting with two victims. According to occupants of the residence two males wearing masks and dressed in dark colored clothing entered the home and shot two of the homes occupants.

The deceased who was identified as BRETT SIMMONS, age 23, and his family previously resided at an address on Clearview Road, in Clay Township, his father identified as JAMES SIMMONS, age 44, of the same address was hospitalized for treatment of his gunshot wounds and has since recovered from his wounds.

The NLCRPD is being assisted in the investigation by the Office of the Lancaster County District Attorney. Since the initial reporting of the crime there has been an ongoing investigation to the murder. NLCRPD investigators continue seeking anyone with new or additional information about this crime to come forward.

Further information will be release concerning this investigation as it becomes available. Anyone having further information or who may have been a witness to this event is requested to contact the NLCRPD at 717-733-0965 or via the department’s web page at

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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