Elijahuwon Brown, 15, of the 700 block of Manor Street, withdrew his motion for decertification on October 5, 2022, and will be prosecuted as an adult.
Brown was charged with criminal homicide regarding a shooting in August 2021, where it is alleged that he shot and killed Rolando Rivera in the 500 block of Third Street at approximately 9:44 p.m. on August 27, 2021.
An autopsy performed on August 30, 2021, determined Rivera died due to gunshot wounds to the head and torso.
According to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, detectives located video footage showing Brown and Rivera in the 500 and 600 blocks of Manor Street prior to the homicide. The footage also captured the shooter raising a firearm and shooting multiple times at the victim even while he falls to the ground.
Brown was charged, arrested, and arraigned on September 2, 2021, and committed to Lancaster County Prison without bail. Brown remains in Lancaster County Prison.