SECOND SUSPECT SOUGHT
Christopher Lassitter is on the left, Oscar Manuel Martinez on the right.
UPDATED INFORMATION ON ARREST AS OF 19 APRIL 11:
As the investigation into this Homicide continued throughout Monday and into Tuesday, Detectives were able to develop the below two individuals as the suspects involved in this shooting….
Oscar Manuel Martinez, 18
800 Blk Manor St.
Christopher L. Lassitter, 24 ***WANTED***
LKA: 300 Blk Mill St.
Approx. 5’9” to 5’10” tall, 160 lbs
As a result, Detectives began to conduct surveillance on several locations in Lancaster City Tuesday evening, in search of these suspects. City Police enlisted the assistance of the Lancaster County SERT TEAM, as well as the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office Detectives in an effort to locate these two suspects. During this time, it was discovered that Oscar Martinez was inside his residence in the 800 Blk Manor St and after making telephone contact with Martinez and his family members, he walked outside of his residence and turned himself into Lancaster County SERT Officers shortly after 9:20 pm, Tuesday evening, 19 April 11. Martinez was then conveyed to the Lancaster City Police Station, where he was interviewed by Detectives.
Martinez and Lassitter are being charged with Criminal Homicide and Criminal Conspiracy(to Commit Homicide) by Detective Kurt Miller before Magisterial District Judge Cheryl Hartman. Martinez is being held for arraignment and the search for Lassitter is continuing. Investigators are also exploring the possibility that others were involved as well.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Lassitter or any other information related to this case, is asked to contact the Lancaster City Police at 735-3301. Callers are reminded that they do not have to give their names to provide information.
***The Lancaster City Police is respectfully requesting that the news media limit what is published in this case to that which is on this news release and to specifically refrain from publishing the names of any witnesses, should they become known, so as not to jeopardize anyone nor this ongoing investigation.***