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Update: The Gettysburg Police department has arrested 35‐year‐old Raleek E. Brown of Gettysburg and charged him in connection with this shooting. Brown has been charged with Attempted Homicide, two counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Simple Assault and one count of Persons not to possess Firearms. Brown has been lodged in the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex awaiting preliminary arraignment on the charges.

On Tuesday May 10 2022, shortly before midnight, officers of the Gettysburg Police Department were dispatched to a complaint of gunshots in Racehorse Alley to the rear of the first block of York St.

Officers responded to the area and located a gunshot victim standing on the sidewalk in front of 29 York St. The victim had sustained a small caliber gunshot wound to his hip area. The victim was conscious and conversant. Officers on scene rendered first aid controlling bleeding until EMS arrived. The victim was transported to a York Area Hospital for treatment.

The victim advised that the suspect approached him in the alley behind the first block of Chambersburg St and Railroad St. An argument ensued and the suspect produced a handgun and shot at the victim a number of times striking the victim at least once.

The victim described his attacker as a dark complected black male in his mid to late thirties, approx. 5’7” tall, thin build, with droopy eyes and short shaved hair. The attacker was reportedly wearing dark jeans and a “hoodie” with the hood up.

Officers canvassed the area for the suspect with the assistance of officers from the Cumberland Township Police Department and Eastern Adams Regional Police Department. The suspect was not located.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crime or may have any other information about the incident is asked to contact Gettysburg Borough Police through the Adams County Emergency Dispatch Center at (717) 334-8101.

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