* UPDATED ** THE BECKY CLAUSE **Posted on July 15th, 2012 6 comments
* [Editor's Note: This went up on the Lancaster Police Facebook page at approximately 10:00 pm yesterday (click here). Note the excellent description of the alleged shooter and please also make note of the ** Becky Clause. **
Please note the descriptions from the video on this shooting in Columbia yesterday at almost the same time (click here):
"The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, age 18 to 21, 5' 10" to 6 feet tall, with thin build, a pony tail wearing a red T-shirt and black and red sneakers. The second suspect is also a Hispanic male, age 18 to 21, 5' 8" to 5' 9", a stocky build wearing a gray tank top and having a tatoo on the left side of his face with stars or circles decreasing in size from ear to jaw."
Please check back later today.]
On 14 July 2012, at approx. 3:17 pm, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the area of Marshall Street, for a reported shooting. Lancaster Countywide Communications advised the officers that the victim was reportedly going to an area hospital. Within a few minutes, the victim arrived at a local hospital, with an apparent gunshot wound to the… leg. Officers and investigators began gathering information and attempting to locate the crime scene. During the investigation, it was determined that the shooting was to have occurred in an alley, off of the 200 block N. Marshall Street.
The victim, a 19 year old Lancaster man, reported that he was shot after an unknown male attempted to rob him at gunpoint. The suspect was described as an unknown black or Hispanic male and was last seen fleeing the area, running west from the scene. The victim was treated for his injuries, which were not considered life threatening.
Investigators are continuing their investigation into this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lancaster City Bureau of Police at 735-3300. Callers do not have to provide their names to give information.
** THE BUREAU OF POLICE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE MEDIA LIMIT WHAT IS PUBLISHED TO THAT WHICH IS ON THIS NEWS RELEASE AND SHOULD THE MEDIA BECOME AWARE OF ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PARTICULARLY THE NAMES OF ANY WITNESSES OR LANCASTER RESIDENTS IN THIS CASE, IT IS REQUESTED THAT THEY REFRAIN FROM PUBLISHING THAT INFORMATION SO AS NOT TO JEOPARDIZE THE SAFETY OF ANYONE NOR THIS ON GOING INVESTIGATION **
All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.
6 responses to “* UPDATED ** THE BECKY CLAUSE **”
anonymous2 July 15th, 2012 at 08:03
Clicking on the first “click here” link takes me to the Facebook sign in page. Do I have to be on Facebook to be able to read that?
I’m not sure. Does anyone know? It takes me directly to their page so I think maybe you do. That’s why I think the Lancaster Police should stop with the Facebook nonsense and move to a website (which they do have a new site going up – LOL! – to be reviewed here shortly).
It’s not on the Police website under “PRESS RELEASES” where it should be but LNP just put the story up – http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/688216_Suspects-sought-in-pair-of-shootings.html
You have to be logged into facebook to view most stuff.
This reply just came in by email. There have been times when I am not logged into FB that I can see one page that is linked to and to do anything else it asks me to log in. Anyway, again, I feel that is why the police should make their website the main distributor of their news – not Facebook. A lot of people don’t have Facebook accounts and can’t access it. That’s not appropriate.
A fear of the media July 15th, 2012 at 13:44
I call BS on the Lancaster City Police department on their “media” clause. If it weren’t for suspects turning themselves in and agressive action by citizens and YOU, there would be few violent crimes getting solved.
I’d tell Gray, the chief and the head of the detectives to take a hike on this one.
I am sorry – due to a technical issue I will not publish this afternoon. Will be back tomorrow bright and early!