Marshals nab York City shooting suspect

Christopher Dornblaser
  • The U.S. Marshals Service has arrested Lawrence Bradley, who was wanted in a York City shooting.
  • Bradley, of Harrisburg, allegedly shot a man in December 2016, police said.
  • He was arrested in Harrisburg Wednesday night and was denied bail.

A Harrisburg man wanted for a December shooting in York City was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday night, according to a release.

Lawrence Anthony Bradley, also known as "Crazy Horse," 41, of 520 S. 20th St., is accused of shooting 25-year-old Ernest Crosby on Dec. 8, while Crosby was at a home in the 800 block of West Poplar Street, police said. A warrant for Bradley's arrest was obtained Dec. 21.

Lawrence Bradley

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Bradley in the 2200 block of Brookwood Street, Harrisburg, after a brief attempt to flee from law enforcement, the release states.

Bradley is charged with aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass, prohibited possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment, among other charges, charging documents state.

Charges: Police were sent to the West Poplar Street home at about 1:15 a.m. While inside the home, police said they saw 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.

Harrisburg man sought in York City shooting

Crosby was being treated at York Hospital for a gunshot wound to his foot when police spoke with him later that morning. According to police, Crosby was coming down the stairs 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 person in 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 told the witness that while he was in York Hospital being treated for a gunshot wound, documents state.

Bradley was convicted of aggravated assault in 1998, police said, which prohibits him from having a firearm.

Bradley was arraigned on the charges Thursday morning. District Judge Douglas F. Meisenhelter denied Bradley bail because he is a "menace to society," according to online court records.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. April 6 at District Judge Joel Toluba's office.

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