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Posted on: April 3, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Lancaster Man Charged in February Killing Ordered to be Tried in County Court


A Lancaster man charged in a February killing on a city street shot the victim in the back of the head, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing.

Jose G. Duque, 20, was ordered be tried on counts of homicide and possessing a firearm without a license following the Friday morning preliminary hearing.

District Judge John C. Winters found that enough evidence was presented at the hearing to support charges being bound over to county court.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Fetterman presented testimony and evidence about the Feb. 26 shooting in the 100 block of Dauphin Street that led to the death of 19-year-old Daniel E. Sanchez two days later.

Sanchez was shot in the back of the head and the buttocks, according to testimony.

Duque, of Garden Court, is at Lancaster County Prison without bail. He was wanted on charges for about two weeks before surrendering March 15 at the city police station.

Police connected Duque to the shooting after obtaining information about a vehicle that fled the area after the shooting. Police determined Duque was in the vehicle.

Eyewitnesses identified him as the shooter, according to testimony.

Lancaster city police Detective Kevin Fry filed charges.

Arraignment in county court is scheduled for April 28.

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