By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Lancaster Police: Pedro Almodovar killed in shooting this morning homicide

Lancaster Police: Pedro Almodovar  killed in shooting this morning homicide

Lancaster, PA


Police say the victim in this morning’s shooting  has been identified as Pedro Almodovar, 36 years old of the  300 block of Hazel Street in Lancaster. 

As police  continued the investigation they learned that Almodovar had been a passenger in a red SUV, that was parked on the 300 block of Howard Avenue. The driver was an adult female police say. 

Police say the suspect approached the passenger side of the vehicle and shot Almodovar at least one time in his torso. The suspect, described as a black adult male, then walked away from the scene. The suspect was described as last seen wearing a white tee shirt and dark pants. 

Calls were placed to 911. Police and EMS responded to the scene. One of the first responding officers removed Almodovar from the vehicle. Police and EMS attempted life saving measures but Almodovar was deceased at the scene.  Officers had established the 300 block Howard Avenue as a crime scene.

The area was canvassed for physical and video evidence as well as eyewitnesses. The driver of the red SUV had not been injured as a result of the shooting and was transported to the Lancaster Bureau of Police Station.  Detectives are in consultation with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation to this point indicates that the suspect and victim were likely known to each other and that this was not a random act of violence police believe. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Lancaster Bureau of Police at 717-735-3301


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