A York City resident accused of shooting a man in broad daylight -- and forcing nearby Lincoln Charter School into "code-red" lockdown -- will soon be released from prison, his attorney said.
Trae Hernandez Gonzalez, 20, of 207 Jefferson Ave., had been held in York County Prison on $250,000 bail since the 11 a.m. Feb. 21 shooting near the corner of Newton Avenue and West Street.
But on Monday, a York County judge granted a defense request to reduce bail to $1, known as nominal bail, defense attorney George Marros said.
State law allows people accused of crimes to be locked up in lieu of bail for six months; after that, bail must be changed to nominal.
Any delays in the case that were requested by the defense count against that six months, which is why many York County defendants charged with serious crimes remain locked up for more than a year as they await trial.
Gonzalez's $1 bail was posted the same day, but he cannot be released until probation officers submit a "parole plan" that's approved by a judge, a prison official said.
He remains charged with attempted homicide and related offenses for allegedly shooting Andrew Rhoades, 20, of North Pershing Avenue.
Rhoades suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso and another to his groin area, York City Police have said.