Shawn Bergman

Shawn Darionne Bergman

A Lititz man accused of stealing a gun and fatally shooting a 19-year-old man from Warwick Township this month is going to trial.

Shawn Darionne Bergman, 23, has been charged with homicide and felony theft, according to the Lancaster County district attorney’s office.

He was ordered to trial after a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Edward Tobin.

Bergman, of Knights Bridge Way, is accused of shooting Christopher Levy in the face Nov. 5 at an apartment in the 400 block of South Main Street, Penn Township.

The shooting occurred after “a minor verbal dispute,” District Attorney Craig Stedman said at a press conference earlier this month. They may have been using drugs, possibly meth, at the time, he said.

Levy died two days after the shooting at a Philadelphia hospital.

Bergman allegedly stole the 9mm pistol used in the homicide from a relative.

Witnesses told police Bergman pulled a pistol, pointed it at Levy and fired, according to a previous report.

The weapon was not recovered, the district attorney said, although a 9mm shell casing matching those used by the gun’s owner was found near Levy at the scene.

Bergman was taken into custody by Manheim Borough police a day after the shooting. He is being held without bail at Lancaster County Prison.

On Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Christine L. Wilson presented testimony from two investigators from Northern Lancaster County Regional police.


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