Thursday, December 1, 2022

UPDATE: Coroner IDs man killed in Columbia shooting

Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni identified a man killed in that shooting as Lamar Lewis, 41. Diamantoni determined Lewis died of a gunshot wound to the chest and ruled his death a homicide.

Emergency responders focused around a large dark-colored Dodge Challenger which they covered with a tarp around noon. What appears to be blood was visible near the driver's side back tire.

A man who was riding his bike in the area said he rode past the Dodge Challenger right before the shooting took place and heard the gunfire when he was farther down the street.

The bicyclist, who declined to give his name out of fear of retaliation, ran back to the vehicle to help a man who got out and collapsed onto the street. The bicyclist also saw another man in the vehicle slumped over.

Detective Matt Leddy declined to say Wednesday if police were investigating the shooting as homicide. Columbia police did not provide new information on Thursday.

The male suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and fled east on Avenue F toward North Third Street, police said. Anyone with information about the Columbia shooting should reach out to Detective Matt Leddy at (717) 684-7735. 

Columbia Public Library Calendar of Events - December 2022


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Shots fired - One person wounded, one deceased; suspect flees scene


Coroner called to reported shooting in Columbia

The Lancaster County coroner's office was called the the scene of a medical emergency, reportedly a shooting involving two people, late Wednesday morning in Columbia. 

Coroner Stephen Diamantoni confirmed his office was called to the scene but said he could not provide further details. Scanner broadcast communications indicated at least two people were shot, one fatally.

According to Lancaster Countywide Communications, emergency crews responded to the 200 block of North Second Street near Bridge Street around 10:48 a.m. The area is residential, near the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Deeds Recorded - Columbia Borough - November 28, 2022

Nay A. Carrillo conveyed property on North Fifth Street to Michele Lanoue Spicher for $260,000.

Jason P. Waldo and Rachel E. Waldo conveyed property on South Fourth Street to Brian A. Ortega-Paniagua for $165,000.

Kay D. Johnson conveyed 731 Plane St. to Liz & Gabe Trucking LLC for $110,000.

Kassandra B. Miller and Stacey Miller conveyed 145 S. Eighth St. to Ary 786 LLC for $194,000.

Eugenie J. Simmons and Eugenie J. Matthews conveyed property on Chestnut Street to Ronnell Simmons and Eugenie J. Simmons for $1.

Tiny Tales Story Time at the Library - Monday, November 28