A Lancaster man pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Wednesday regarding the shooting death last year of 30-year-old Ahmeen Clanton.
Kendell Foster, 25, will serve 25 to 50 years in prison in exchange for the plea, in accordance with an agreement arranged by Assistant District Attorney Christine L. Wilson.
Foster shot Clanton once in the head on Jan. 28, 2016, at Shippen Street and Howard Avenue.
A witness told police that Foster pointed a gun at Clanton and fired. Foster then ran away, tucking a firearm in his waistband. A .357-caliber handgun, the murder weapon, was recovered from a home on East King Street, where Foster was staying.
Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker accepted the plea terms and ordered sentence.
Wilson said Foster’s “actions showed a callous disregard for human life.”
“This case is another example of gun violence that continues to plague the streets of Lancaster city,” Wilson said.
Foster also pleaded to two felony firearms violations. He was prohibited from carrying firearms due to a prior robbery conviction.
Lancaster city police Detective Tom Ginder filed charges.
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