Lancaster Police arrest 21 year old for rioting and 3 other charges, 10 year old at demonstration gets mild pepper-spray, uninjured
Lancaster Police arrest 19 year old for rioting and 3 other charges, 10 year old at demonstration gets mild pepper-spray
On October 10, 2019, at 9:25 PM, Officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the area of North Queen Street and Ross Street for a report of shots fired. At around the same time, officers say they observed a vehicle traveling rapidly in the same area heading toward Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital. Police stopped the vehicle and discovered that they were transporting a male shooting victim to the hospital. The victim has been identified as a 36 year-old Lancaster man. He is currently being treated for multiple gunshot wounds and is in stable condition.
Police say they continued to work on the case throughout the night and into the day on October 10, 2019. Detectives spoke with witnesses and an additional victim. Police learned a resident of the 800 block North Queen Street had been inside his home at the time of the shooting. A round that had been fired by the suspect had entered that residence through a window and missed striking the resident’s head by a narrow margin.
Detectives were told that the initial incident was a fight between (2) females. Police say during the fight a male, identified as 21 year old Tyree Rocha, approached another male and asked his name. When told the name, Rocha pulled out a handgun and shot the victim several times according to police. It is believed that Rocha is an ex-boyfriend to one of the female combatants and that the victim is the current boyfriend of that same female.
The victim remains in stable condition and is expected to survive his injuries. A Criminal Complaint against Rocha for Criminal Attempt- Homicide, Persons Not To Possess (etc.) Firearms, Discharge of Firearm Into Occupied Structure, (5) Counts Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License. Rocha is not in custody as of the time of this release and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Police say the firearm used in this incident has not been recovered.