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Man found shot to death in his home

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By Jenny Hartley

A Lancaster man was apparently murdered in his home across the street from the Lancaster Police Department late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Police didn’t release the man’s name Thursday afternoon, but a family member said it was Harry Frazier. He was 31, and lived in the home by himself.

Police got the call to respond to 412 E. Arch St. at 3:17 p.m., said Lancaster Police Capt. Harlean Howard. Frazier was found on the floor by a cousin, Howard said.

Police officers, Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies, victim’s advocates, Lancaster County EMS and Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris all responded to the scene. Police cordoned off the home with yellow tape. The neighboring yard filled up with cars of family and friends arriving after hearing news of Frazier’s death.

Frazier’s estranged wife, Erica Frazier, sank to the grass crying while speaking with Howard just outside

the police tape. The Fraziers were separated, and Erica Frazier last talked with her husband on Monday, Howard said.

The police department called the State Law Enforcement Division to assist with the investigation, and were waiting on them to arrive at press time.

Morris said Frazier was lying on the kitchen floor, and looked like he had been shot several times.

He had been dead about 12 to 20 hours, but Morris said he would know more after an autopsy in Charleston on Friday.

Morris said it didn’t appear that anything in the home had been disturbed.

“Nothing,” Morris said. “That’s what’s odd.”

Yvonne Harris, Frazier’s godmother, raised him. She said Frazier had two sons. She didn’t have any information about the crime Thursday afternoon.

“Nobody’s told us anything,” she said, before walking across Arch Street to comfort a sobbing family member.

The sidewalk filled up with family and friends, and the curious passers by on Arch Street.

As it began raining, they pulled out umbrellas or huddled on the porch at the brick house next door to wait on any news from police.

Police had no leads Thursday afternoon.

Howard said anyone with information about the incident may call the Lancaster Police Department at 283-1171 or 283-1174.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Hartley at 283-1151