A Lebanon man was shot to death early Friday morning on Chapel Street, an alley just west of 710 Cumberland Street in Downtown Lebanon.

Lebanon County Emergency Management Service logs show a call to that address was dispatched at 1:57 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27.

Lebanon City Police reported that the 38 year old man was found in the alley and taken to a hospital where he died. His identity was being withheld as of 3:30 p.m. Friday, pending notification of next-of-kin.

The victim and the shooter are believed to have known one another. Police said a fight broke out at a Thanksgiving night party held in the first floor of 710 Cumberland Street.

Persons interviewed at the scene later Friday morning said the party was in the rear portion of the building, which has an entrance on the alley.

Police confirmed that there was video surveillance in the area, which they were in the process of collecting. A detective carrying what appeared to be electronic equipment was seen leaving the alley entrance to the building late Friday morning.

Firefighters from the Union Fire Company were in the alley shortly after 9:00 a.m. Friday, cleaning the scene with bleach and fire hoses. Several chalk circles were visible on the alley surface.

As of 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, police had not identified a suspect nor said whether anyone was in custody.

Help police solve this crime:

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lebanon City Police Department at 717-272-2054 or Crime Stoppers at 717- 270-9800.

Chris Coyle writes primarily on government, the courts, and business. He retired as an attorney at the end of 2018, after concentrating for nearly four decades on civil and criminal litigation and trials. A career highlight was successfully defending a retired Pennsylvania state trooper who was accused,...


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