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Posted on: November 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Man in Custody, Charged with Attempted Murder for Shooting Man in Face in Penn Township


A 23-year-old man is in custody regarding the Monday night shooting of a man in Penn Township.

Shawn Darionne Bergman is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related counts for the shooting at an apartment in the 400 block of South Main Street.

The victim, a 19-year-old Warwick Township man, was shot in the face. He is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Bergman was taken into custody early Tuesday afternoon at a location in Manheim. Manheim Borough police assisted Northern Lancaster County Regional police with the arrest.

Northern Lancaster County Regional police Detective Theresa Stauffer filed charges Tuesday morning, with approval from Assistant District Attorney Christine L. Wilson.

Detective Stauffer also charged Bergman with stealing a 9mm pistol from a relative on Monday. The pistol is believed to have been used in the shooting.

Bergman was arraigned Tuesday night and remanded to Lancaster County Prison.

There were multiple witnesses to the shooting. One of the witnesses called 911 and went with police to the apartment to indicate where the shooting happened.

Bergman pulled a pistol, pointed it at the victim and eventually fired, the witnesses told police.

When police arrived, the victim was slumped over onto a couch. He was struggling to breathe and had obvious head trauma consistent with a gunshot wound.

Bergman is presumed innocent.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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