By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Warrant for Raymond Speller Sr in cold-blooded murder caught on video in Lancaster

Warrant for Raymond Speller Sr in cold-blooded murder caught on video in Lancaster

Lancaster, PA

Lancaster Detectives reviewed surveillance video from the area of the shooting resulting in the shooting death of Pedro Almodovar.  Authorities say the video showed that when the red SUV with the victim and driver parked on Howard Avenue a male approached the vehicle, acknowledged the pair and walked away. Moments later, police say,  the suspect approached the victim from the passenger side of the vehicle and fired one shot into the vehicle, striking Almodovar in the torso. Further review of the video showed that the suspect and the 2nd male had been outside of a residence at Hillrise development prior to the shooting.

While officers and detectives were at the scene of the homicide, an odor of smoke could be detected from a residence of Hillrise Apartments that corresponded to the 300 block Howard Avenue. The sound of a smoke detector could also be heard from inside the same residence. The Lancaster Bureau of Fire and Hillrise management were contacted in order to check on the condition inside that residence. Upon entering the residence they found smoke inside that was caused by unattended food that had been left on a hot stove.

Detectives say they saw a PA Driver’s License on a table-top inside the residence. That license was for 38 year old Raymond Speller Sr. Detectives believe the shooting suspect captured on video was Speller. The residence was ventilated by the Bureau of Fire and secured for a search warrant.

After consultation with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, charges were approved for Speller charging him with Criminal Homicide, Persons Not To Possess (etc.) Firearms and Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License. A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Speller.

 

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