York County prosecutors have withdrawn murder charges against a city teenager who spent more than a year in prison for a 2012 shooting death.
In a news release Friday, the district attorney's office said it has concluded that charges filed against 18-year-old Shane Brown must be withdrawn because of new evidence that has come to light.
Brown was 16 years old when he was charged as an adult and sent to prison without bail for the October 2012 murder of 18-year-old Denzel Turane.
He was additionally charged with attempted homicide, two counts of
aggravated assault and firearms offenses in the shooting that injured two
Turane and the girls, ages 14 and 16, were shot during a birthday party at a home in the 100 block of West Jackson Street.
The news release did not disclose what new information was uncovered in the case, only that the evidence is “recent and was developed through a continuing investigation.”
The district attorney's office said it could not provide any
additional information regarding “the target of the investigation” because the investigation is ongoing.