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Lancaster Co. teen shot in face dies, suspect allegedly stole gun from relative

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The man accused of shooting a 19-year-old in the face has been charged with homicide after the teen died Wednesday night.

According to the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office, Shawn Darionne Bergman faces homicide charges in connection to a shooting that happened in Penn Township on Nov. 6.

The 23-years-old is in custody, according to the DA's office. Bergman also faces gun theft charges.

The victim, from Warwick Township, was shot in the face at an apartment on the 400 block of South Main Street.

When police arrived at the scene, they say the 19-year-old shooting victim was slumped over onto a couch. He was struggling to breathe and had obvious head trauma consistent with a gunshot wound.

The victim was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 7 a Philadelphia hospital.

Bergman was also charged with stealing a 9mm pistol from a relative on Monday. The pistol is believed to have been used in the shooting.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts, should contact Northern Lancaster County Regional police (717-733-0965), the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office (717-299-8100), or submit tips via this CrimeWatch post or our social-media platforms.

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