LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster teen has been identified after he was fatally shot by officers responding to a home burglary on Sunday, Aug. 6.
Officers from the Lancaster Bureau of Police responded to a burglary in progress at 12:10 a.m. on Sunday at an occupied residence in the first block of West New Street.
Upon arrival, officers said they spoke to the resident of the home, who indicated that the intruder was still inside the house.
Officers said the intruder exited the house, confronted officers, and pointed a firearm at them. Officers discharged their firearms, striking the intruder. He later succumbed to his injuries at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.
The Lancaster County Coroner’s office says the person shot was 17-year-old Darron Shaw of Lancaster. The cause and manner of death remain pending and an autopsy is being scheduled.
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s office says body camera video showed Shaw exiting the house and pointing a semiautomatic firearm with an extended magazine at officers. The gun was identified as a “ghost gun” according to the DA’s office.
The officers who discharged their firearms are on administrative leave according to department policy and the district attorney’s office says they will make the final determination on police use of force upon the completion of their investigation.