Police have arrested a Harrisburg man for a shooting incident that left his ex-girlfriend dead and her new boyfriend seriously injured.
Lagenza Junious, 36, is accused of killing 21-year-old Adreanne Evans and wounding 19-year-old Sterling Brown during a romantic rage early Thursday inside her second-floor apartment in the 900 block of North 6th Street, police said.
According to charging documents, Junious broke into the apartment at around 6 a.m. and went into the bedroom where Evans and Brown were sleeping, then shouted “You are done!” and fired a shotgun twice at Evans.
Evans was killed by gunshot wounds to the head and stomach. Brown sustained a gunshot wound to the face and was rushed to Penn State Hershey Medical Center where he was listed in serious condition Thursday evening.
Court documents revealed Evans's four-month-old infant was sleeping a “couple feet” away from her when she was murdered. The infant was not harmed. Junious is said to be the baby's father. Police said the baby was being taken care of by Evans's mother, who was in the apartment at the time of the shooting.
According to investigators, a witness who knows Junious saw him leave the building and walk away while reportedly bleeding.
Responding officers followed a blood trail to an apartment building in the 200 block of Boas Street, but Junious showed up at the police station a short time later and surrendered, police said.
He had suffered a cut to the face, apparently from shattering glass as he broke into the victim's apartment, and was taken to Harrisburg Hospital for treatment, police said.
He was later charged with murder, attempted homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, reckless endangerment, and a firearms offense.
The homicide is Harrisburg's 12th of the year and the fourth this month. Harrisburg Police Chief Pierre Ritter described December as a “rough month” for violence.
In light of recent violence in the city, and the killing of 20 children and six others at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday, Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson has asked President Barack Obama to enact tougher gun laws. Ritter agreed action both nationally and locally needs to be done to curb violence.
“Following the mayor's footprint of gun violence and as far as gun control and those type of things, we still need to get a handle on those,” he said.