Lancaster teen faces charges in July 24 shooting incident

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By Jenny Arnold

A 17-year-old was arrested on several charges stemming from a shooting incident on Clinton Avenue Extension on July 24.

Markivious Demond Samuel, of 122-A Pleasant Hill St., was charged by the Lancaster Police Department with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, carrying a handgun, possession of a firearm by a person under 18, discharging a firearm in the city and two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill.

According to an incident report, the shooting was first reported to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies notified city officers about the incident.

Police Chief Hugh White said officers spoke with a 20-year-old man who said he drove himself and two other men to 817 Clinton Ave. Extension because one of the men wanted to bring a CD to a person there.

The 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old man waited in the car while a third man went into the house, White said.

The men said while they waited in the car, Samuel approached the car and began shooting at them.

The 20-year-old drove away from the house and told his mother about the incident. She then called the sheriff’s office.

Witnesses in the neighborhood said they heard three or four gunshots, and saw Samuel carrying a black pistol, White said.

Witnesses said they saw Samuel run into some woods headed toward the S.C. 9 Bypass.

White said while officers wrote the report about the shooting, Samuel came to the police department to ask if there were any outstanding warrants for his arrest.

He spoke to officers and was arrested, denying that he had shot at anyone, White said.

No one was injured in the shooting.

Samuel has been denied bond.

He remains at the Lancaster County Detention Center.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Arnold at jarnold@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151