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Posted on: April 25, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Jury Picked for Homicide Trial Over 2014 Bar Shooting

Lamar Clark

A jury has been selected to hear the homicide trial of a Lancaster man charged with killing an innocent bystander, and wounding two others, in a 2014 shooting at a city bar.

Lamar Clark, 29, is charged with homicide, attempted homicide, and numerous counts of reckless endangerment regarding the Nov. 7, 2014, shooting at Shenk’s Café on East Chestnut Street.

On Monday, attorneys selected 12 jurors and two alternates to hear the case, expected to extend into next week. The panel was picked by 12:30 p.m.

Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Lancaster County Judge James Cullen is presiding.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Fetterman, along with Assistant District Attorney Andrew LeFever, are prosecuting. Lancaster city police Detective Stanley Roache filed charges.

Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder verdict.

Defense attorney Randall L. Miller represents Clark.

Barry Diffenderfer, a 54-year-old bystander who was seated at the bar, was killed by gunfire.

Clark admitted to firing at a man inside the bar, according to police reports. That man, the intended target, was wounded; Diffenderfer was fatally wounded in the back; another patron, a woman, was wounded in the chest.

Lancaster city police arrested Clark near the bar, shortly after the shooting, when they came upon him nude on Chestnut Street. He previously tried to drive off in a car parked at a nearby Turkey Hill store, throwing a gun to a boy in the back seat.

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

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