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Man charged in shooting death

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By Johnathan Ryan

The Lancaster Police Department has arrested a man in the city’s first murder of 2008.

Bildrick Lamont Green, 24, of Harris Street, was charged with murder in the shooting death of Derrick Damond Davis, 21, of 806 Pardue St.

Davis died after suffering two gunshot wounds – one to the chest and one to the right arm, at Pardue Street Apartments early Monday morning. Green was charged less than 24 hours after the shooting.

Green, who has several drug convictions and a conviction for gun theft, was denied bond Monday night and is now being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center.

“There is some talk that they had been arguing,” said Capt. Harlean Howard of the Lancaster Police Department.

But as for what the argument was about or a possible motive for the shooting, Howard said she didn’t have any answers.

“The case is still under intense investigation,” Howard said.

The Lancaster Police Department, assisted by the State Law Enforcement Division, spent most of Monday investigating what is considered the crime scene – the 2100 block of the apartment complex.

According to a police incident report, a woman in the vicinity heard five shots come from the area, followed by shots behind her residence and then by more shots from the 2100 block.

Police arrived on the 2100 block to find a large and noisy crowd near a bleeding Davis, who was held by two people. Police combed the crowd for information and witnesses before dispersing it.

Howard couldn’t say Tuesday how many people are suspected of being at the scene at the time of the shooting.

Contact reporter Johnathan Ryan at jryan@thelancasternews.com or 416-8416