1.30.14 Arrest made in Shooting
INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY RELEASED:
On January 28, 2014, at approx. 6:36 p.m., officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the 400 block of High Street, for a report of shots fired. While enroute to the scene, the responding officers were advised that someone had been shot. When the officers arrived at the scene, they found a female victim, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment, where she underwent surgery and is currently listed in critical, but stable condition. The victim has been identified as a 14 year old, Lancaster female.
Patrol officers immediately secured the crime scene and began speaking with potential witnesses. Detectives arrived on scene and conducted witness interviews and processed the crime scene for evidence. Detectives care continuing this investigation, which is in the very early stages. Additional witness interviews are on-going and investigators are also reviewing video footage from cameras located in the area.
UPDATED INFORMATION ON ARREST:
As the investigation into this shooting continued over the past two days, the below individual was identified as one of the shooters involved….
Curtis Cummins Anderson, 17
100 Blk Church St
AKA: “Little Curt” or “CJ”
As a result Anderson was charged with Aggravated Assault(3 Counts, F-1); Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act—Firearms not to be Carried without a License (F-3); and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (3 Counts, M-2) by Det. Sgt Nathan Nickel before Magisterial District Judge John Winters and a warrant was obtained for his arrest last evening, 29 Jan 14. Anderson, although 17 years of age, was charged as an adult under the Direct File Legislation, due to the violent nature of the offenses and the fact that it involved the use of a deadly weapon.
Subsequent to this, information was put out to all Lancaster County Law Enforcement Officers to be on the lookout for Anderson and Detectives began to search for him. This involved a variety of methods, including surveillance details. Pursuant to this, information was obtained as to this suspect’s connection to a stolen vehicle — a Jeep which had been stolen the previous night from Cedar Acres Drive. This Jeep was located in the 400 Blk S. Christian St by the City Police Auto Theft Unit and surveillance was set up on this vehicle.
As a result of this, at about 10:00 this morning, Detective Heather Halstead began to follow the Jeep as it traveled throughout the southeast section of the City to the 300 Blk S. Marshall St where it stopped, as other officers began to converge on the area. Det. Halstead arrested the driver, who had been exiting the vehicle. He was identified as….
Oliver Jordan, 19-year-old male
400 Blk Atlantic Ave
The passenger, Anderson, managed to initially escape by fleeing on foot. However, a perimeter was set up and he was ultimately arrested hiding in a set of basement steps to the rear of a home in the 600 Blk Clermont Ave about 20-30 minutes later. Both suspects were conveyed to the Police Station, where they were interviewed by detectives.
Jordan Oliver was also found to be in the possession of a 9mm handgun at the time of his arrest and it was determined that the handgun had been stolen from a Thanksgiving Day burglary in 600 Blk Charles Rd. on 28 Nov 2013. Oliver was charged with Receiving Stolen Property (2 Counts, F-3—For both the Stolen Vehicle and the Stolen Handgun); Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act (2 Counts—Firearms not to be Carried without a License and Person’s not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Sell or Transfer Firearms); and Criminal Conspiracy (to Receive Stolen Property, F-3) by Det. Heather Halstead before Magisterial District Judge Kelly Ballentine.
The investigation conducted thus far has revealed that the shooting on High St. was as a result of a gun battle between this suspect and another group of individuals and all indications are that this group of juvenile females had been walking with this suspect for a short distance just prior to the shooting and were not the intended targets. During this investigation, police received information from a number of witnesses, including neighbors, as well as other sources and detectives are continuing to receive this type of information.
Both of these suspects are currently being held at the Lancaster City Police Station pending arraignment on the charges. As always, both suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The 14-year-old victim, who was in the company of 3 other juvenile females when the shooting took place, continues to remain hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
This investigation into the identity of the other shooter or shooters, or anyone else involved in any way, is still very active and ongoing. Investigators are continuing to follow up on several leads as this news release is being completed.
***THE LANCASTER BUREAU OF POLICE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE MEDIA TO LIMIT WHAT IS PUBLISHED IN THIS CASE TO THAT WHICH IS ON THIS NEWS RELEASE AND TO SPECIFICALLY REFRAIN FROM PUBLISHING THE NAME(S) OF ANY VICTIMS AND/OR WITNESSES, SHOULD THEY BECOME KNOWN, SO AS NOT TO JEOPARDIZE THIS ON GOING INVESTIGTION NOR ENDANGER ANYONE.Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.