alfred hicks

Alfred Hicks

Police are on the lookout for a 21-year-old Lancaster man charged with shooting a man early Thursday morning in a West King Street apartment.

Alfred Harry Hicks faces charges of aggravated assault and prohibited offensive weapons, according to a statement issued by police Saturday morning. A warrant has been issued for his arrest and he has not been taken into custody as of Tuesday morning.

According to the report, police responded at around 3 a.m. Thursday to the 300 block of West King Street, where they found a 22-year-old man outside who had been shot in the face and hand. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were described as “not life threatening.”

“The victim provided an account of the shooting that was not consistent with evidence located at the scene,” police stated in the release. “During the investigation it was determined that Alfred Hicks, who is a friend of the victim, shot the victim in the face while the two of them were alone in a bedroom inside Hicks’ residence.”

Police found two weapons, a Russian semi-automatic 7.65 handgun and a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle, in the apartment.

Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or submit a tip on the police website, www.lancasterpolice.com.

Tipsters also may call Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913 or anonymously text LANCS plus a message to 847411.

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