LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A jury has been picked to hear the homicide trial of a man accused of fatally shooting an innocent bystander and wounding two other people at a city bar.
Lamar Clark, 29, is charged with homicide, attempted homicide, and reckless endangerment for the November 2014 shooting at Shenk’s Café on East Chestnut Street.
Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder verdict.
Authorities say Clark admitted to shooting at a man inside the bar. His intended target was wounded. Barry Diffenderfer, a 54-year-old man seated at the bar, was fatally shot in the back and a 60-year-old woman was wounded in the chest.
Police said after the shooting, Clark tried to drive off in a car parked at a nearby Turkey Hill and tossed the gun to a boy in the backseat while the boy’s mother was inside the store.