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A Lancaster County man faces numerous charges including attempted murder in connection to a shooting on St. Paul Street over the weekend.
Lancaster police arrested Kentavious Stefan Mills, 22, 4464, Mount Carmel Road, early Monday morning, Oct. 15, after they spotted him driving a burgundy Chevrolet Caprice authorities were on the lookout for.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police went to the 700 block of St. Paul Street in response to a call about gunshots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department media release.
Officers soon found the victim – Byron Miller, 23, of Heath Springs – who had suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg, the release said.
“Few details concerning the suspect were given. However, a witness did state that the shooter was driving a Burgundy Chevrolet Caprice,” the release said. “Miller was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for his wound and later released.”
On Sunday, police obtained warrants on Mills. During the investigation, they learned of a separate incident that day in which Mills presented a firearm at an associate of Miller, the release said.
At 1:20 a.m. Monday, patrol officers saw Mills driving the Caprice along South Main Street in Lancaster. After police stopped Mills, they searched him and found a .22-caliber revolver, 1.23 grams of powder cocaine and two sets of scales in his possession, the release said.
Mills is being held on charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a crime of violence (two counts), unlawful carrying of a pistol (three counts), possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, pointing and presenting a firearm at a person and possession of powder cocaine.
Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152