A Lancaster city police officer testified that a man witnessed his acquaintance being shot and killed earlier this year on a city block.
The testimony led to 24-year-old Kendell Foster being ordered to stand trial in Lancaster County Court for the killing of Ahmeen Clanton, fatally shot at Howard and Shippen streets.
Following a preliminary hearing, Senior District Judge John Winters found enough evidence was presented to order the case to county court.
Assistant District Attorney Christine Wilson called three city police officers to testify about evidence collected in the case.
Officer Jonathan Caple testified that he was the first emergency responder to arrive on scene and found Clanton, 30, with an obvious wound to the head. Clanton was deceased.
Detective Nathan Nickel testified about an interview with a witness who saw the shooting. That male, who was with Foster, described the shooter and his clothing to police.
Detective Tom Ginder testified about a search warrant executed at an East King Street apartment. Foster’s clothing, which matched those of the shooter, were found there, along with a dissembled gun, believed to be involved in the homicide. A cut-up face mask, worn by the shooter, also was found there.
Ginder also testified about Clanton’s autopsy, which showed he died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Foster is at Lancaster County Prison without bail.
Detective Ginder charged Foster with homicide and two felony counts of illegal possession of a firearm.
Foster is presumed innocent.
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