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A Lancaster man will serve up to 20 years in prison for providing a gun for a shooting last year in the city.
Farhad “Bang Out” Wahidullah was with a group of males who confronted a man on Campbell Avenue on July 28, 2019.
The group exchanged words with the man and Wahidullah pulled a handgun from his waist. Wahidullah gave the gun to another man, who shot the victim.
Wahidullah recently was sentenced to 8 to 20 years in prison. Wahidullah pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault in exchange for the prison term, in accordance with a plea agreement arranged by Assistant District Attorney Travis S. Anderson.
Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker accepted the plea terms and ordered sentence at a hearing prior to courthouse restrictions due to COVID-19.
The victim was shot once in the midsection, with wounds to his groin area and leg.
A person with information about the shooting told police that Wahidullah – known to the witness as “Bang Out” and recognized by a tattoo on his forehead – pulled a gun prior to another man firing a shot.
Police recovered the gun – fully loaded aside from one round – on a garage roof near the shooting scene.
Lancaster city police Officer Shawn Gunnet filed charges.
The case against Nicholas Rosario, the alleged shooter, is pending. Other individuals are also charged, and presumed innocent.
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