City of Lebanon police have identified the victim of Friday’s early morning shooting homicide as 38 year old Jonathan Valcourt-Irizarry, and charged 23 year old Lebanon resident Andres Rodriguez with the murder.

Rodriguez is charged with Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Possession of a Prohibited Firearm in a criminal complaint filed on Nov. 27.

He was still at large at publication time, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Police responded to a call to 710 Cumberland Street at 1:57 a.m. on Friday morning, Nov. 27. They found Valcourt-Irizarry in an adjacent alley, suffering from at least one gunshot. He died in hospital.

According to a Lebanon Police Department news release, a Thanksgiving night party was held inside 710 Cumberland Street, and a fight spilled into the alley, where Valcourt-Irizarry was shot.

Rodriguez is described as a White/Hispanic/Male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds, with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

According to Chief of Police Todd Breiner, the investigation is still underway.

If you have information on this homicide:

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the whereabouts of Rodriguez 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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