A Lancaster man will be tried this month for killing another man and shooting the man’s friend on a city street in January.
And Lancaster County prosecutors will be able to present physical evidence previously challenged by a defense lawyer.
Stefon Landing’s jury trial is scheduled to open Oct. 19 in Lancaster County Court, on charges of homicide, attempted homicide, and related counts regarding the Jan. 4 shooting on High Street.
Devonte Gantt, 22, was killed in the shooting; and 22-year-old Amos Clay was shot in the leg.
A suppression hearing was held Thursday before President Judge Dennis Reinaker over evidence collected during the investigation.
On Friday, President Judge Reinaker ruled that evidence will be fair game at trial.
Assistant District Attorneys Mark Fetterman and Maria Cusick are prosecuting the case.
Regarding the shootings, Clay told police:
The three men met in the 700 block and High Street where Landing shot Gantt. Clay then pulled out a gun and returned fire, shooting Landing. Clay was shot in the leg.
Gantt was found dead in a backyard on the block. Police found Clay wounded. Landing went to a local hospital with a torso wound.
Lancaster city police Detective Nathan Nickel filed charges.
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