Harrisburg man sought in York City shooting

Christopher Dornblaser
  • A Harrisburg man is accused of being involved in a burglary and shooting last month.
  • Lawrence Bradley, 41, allegedly told a witness he was going to York to commit a robbery.
  • He has not been arrested yet as of Friday.

A Harrisburg man considered "armed and dangerous" is wanted after police say he shot a man late last year in York City, according to charging documents.

Lawrence Anthony Bradley, also known as "Crazy Horse," 41, of 520 S. 20th St., faces charges of aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass, prohibited possession of a firearm, and reckless endangerment, among other charges.

He has not been arrested on the charges as of Friday, according to online court records.

York City Police say Bradley was involved in the shooting of Ernest Crosby, 25, on Dec. 8 while Crosby was at a home in the 800 block of West Poplar Street.

Charges: Police were sent to the home at about 1:15 a.m. While inside the home, police said there were about 20 bullet casings from at least two different guns on the first floor. Additionally, bullet holes were seen "scattered" throughout the floor and staircase leading up to the second floor.

"The majority of the first-floor living space was in complete disarray with bullet damage," the detective wrote in charging documents.

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Crosby was being treated at York Hospital for a gunshot wound to his foot when police spoke to him later that morning. According to police, Crosby was coming down the stairs that morning when he encountered a black male holding two guns on the first floor, documents state.

Crosby grabbed the man, and was shot in the foot, according to police.

A struggled ensued, and Crosby managed to take one of the man's guns, which he used to shoot the man, according to police. Crosby also told police another suspect inside the home fired at Crosby as he ran upstairs, according to police.

Another resident of the home reported that $230 was missing from the first floor after the incident, according to police.

Police found a car key on Bradley belonging to his aunt's car, charging documents allege. His aunt told police she lent Bradley her car Dec. 7, but did not know he was going to York, police said.

A witness told police that Bradley said he was going to York for a robbery, police said. Bradley also was convicted of aggravated assault in 1998, police said, which prohibits him from having a firearm.

The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole is searching for Bradley. He is described as 5-feet-10, with brown hair and brown eyes and a scar on his right arm.

He is known to frequent Harrisburg, York City and Carlisle, according to a release from Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS. All callers are anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.