Man, 18, charged with first-degree murder in Chambersburg shooting

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – An 18-year-old Fayetteville man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in Chambersburg Tuesday afternoon.

Sean Atkins is accused of killing 19-year-old Tyson Hettenschuller in the first block of Garber Street.

According to the criminal complaint, Atkins and four friends were fighting with a man who lives in the neighborhood. When Hettenschuller tried to help that man, police say Atkins pulled out a 9mm handgun and fired five rounds at him.

Hettenschuller was taken to Chambersburg Hospital where he died of his wounds.

Two men involved in the fight identified Atkins as the shooter and he later admitted to the crime, police said in the complaint.

When Atkins was asked whether he was afraid for his life, he told police he wasn’t because he and his friends were bigger than Hettenschuller and the other man.

He was placed in Franklin County Jail without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 27.

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