LANCASTER, Pa. — Update, Feb. 23: The third suspect, Sackiwa Ntuli, 18, from Lancaster Township has been arrested in connection to the Jan. 7 shooting, according to Lancaster County Crime Stoppers.
On Thursday at 3 p.m., Lancaster City Bureau police officers received a call stating that four men wearing all black with hoods and masks on, ran into an address in the 800 block of E. Orange St.
Officers responded to the address and were allowed inside. Police observed a man inside the home holding a gun inside the home.
The man quickly retreated further into the house, but officers were quickly notified of a "shots fired" incident about two blocks east of the home.
The caller had alleged that four men were running from that direction and into the home. Fearing that a shooting victim may be inside the residence, officers entered to make sure no one was injured.
Inside, a window was found open on the third floor to the roof. Ntuli was found hiding on the roof of the home and was taken into custody for his attempted homicide warrant.
Update, Feb. 17: A second suspect, Charles J. Freeman, 15, of Lancaster Township, was arrested in connection to the Jan. 7 shooting.
Lancaster County Crime Stoppers announced the arrest on Feb. 17.
Two detectives allegedly returned to Freeman's residence on Feb. 16 to collect additional evidence. After receiving consent to search the home, police say they found the suspect hiding under a pile of clothes in a closet.
The final remaining suspect, Sackiwa W. Ntuli, 18, of Lancaster Township, remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the Lancaster Bureau of Police at 717-735-3300, Detective Boas at 717-735-3346 or anonymously leave a tip through CrimeStoppers.
Update, Feb. 3: Lancaster County Crime Stoppers announced the arrest of Jose M. Ramos, 16, of Lancaster City, in connection to a Jan. 7 shooting.
East Hempfield Police, Lancaster County SERT and the Lancaster City Police assisted with the arrest, which occurred at an address on James Street in Landisville on Feb. 3, according to police.
Officers say they served Ramos' arrest warrant successfully, with no injuries and no threat to the community.
Previously: The Lancaster Bureau of Police is searching for three suspects allegedly involved in a Jan. 7 shooting.
On Saturday, Jan. 7 around 1:30 p.m., officers reported to a shooting on the 100 block of Dauphin Street. The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
On Jan. 18, charges were filed against three suspects considered to be armed and dangerous.
Charles J. Freeman, 15, from the 900 block of Sterling Place, Lancaster Township: Freeman has been charged with criminal attempted homicide, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a firearm as a minor, recklessly endangering another person and firearms discharged in the City of Lancaster.
Sackiwa W. Ntuli, 18, from the 500 block of Sterling Place, Lancaster Township: Ntuli has been charged with criminal attempted homicide, firearms not to be carried with a license, recklessly endangering another person, and firearms discharged in the City of Lancaster.
Jose M. Ramos, 16, from the 300 block of New Dorwart St., Lancaster City: Ramos has been charged with criminal attempted homicide, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a firearm as a minor, recklessly endangering another person and firearms discharged in the City of Lancaster.
Both Ramos and Freeman have been charged as adults after consulting with the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office.
The suspects are considered armed and dangerous, however, the shooting itself was not a random act of violence.
Lancaster County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and/or conviction of these suspect(s). Tips can be submitted by calling the Lancaster City Bureau of Police at (800) 322-1913 or online.