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Lancaster man charged with shooting, killing teen at gas station

Carlos Almanzar-Torres, 21, is facing homicide and reckless endangerment charges for his role in the incident. He told police that his anger got the best of him.
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LANCASTER, Pa. — Police charged a Lancaster man with homicide after he shot and killed a 19-year-old man during a fight at a gas station.

Along with one count of criminal homicide, 21-year-old Carlos Almanzar-Torres is also being charged with two counts of recklessly endangering another person. 

Police say on March 14 around 10:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the A-Plus convenience store in the 100 block of W. Orange St. for a reported shooting.

Upon arrival, police located Damian Santiago, 19, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound to the right shoulder.

Santiago was taken to the hospital by EMS where he died from his injuries a short time later.

After an investigation, police discovered that Almanzar-Torres and Santiago knew each other before encountering each other in the convenience store. At that time, the two engaged in a fight before Almanzar-Torres was seen on video retrieving a gun from his jacket pocket, chasing and shooting Santiago.

Police say that during the shooting, two store clerks were both working and in close proximity when the shots were fired.

Almanzar-Torres fled the scene, but went to the Lancaster City Police Station about an hour after the incident to turn himself in.

According to the criminal complaint, Almanzar-Torres said that his anger got the best of him.

Police say Almanzar-Torres was taken to Lancaster County Prison for arraignment.

Authorities say the investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Lancaster City Police at 717-735-3412.

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