CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A young man died Tuesday after a shooting in broad daylight.
Tyson Hettenschuller, 19, was shot multiple times in the torso during a fight around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Garber Street and Lincoln Way West. He was taken to Chambersburg Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"All we know is that there was a fight between two individuals, two other individuals got involved into that fight, and then our victim was one of those and he wound up getting shot," Chief Ron Camacho of the Chambersburg Police Department said.
Late Tuesday, police arrested Sean Anthony Atkins, 18, and charged him with first-degree murder. Another man had been detained Tuesday afternoon, but was released. The other men involved in the fight were interviewed and there are no plans to arrest them at this time, Camacho said Wednesday.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed Wednesday, a white male and a black male were fighting on the street in front of the white male's home on Garber Street. Three black males, including Atkins, joined in the fight, and Hettenschuller attempted to help the white male, at which point Atkins shot Hettenschuller, according to the document.
Police made a public plea for information on Atkins, urging them to provide any information on his whereabouts. Several tips were generated, and police eventually apprehended Atkins on the 300 block of West Loudon Street, according to a police news release.
Neighbors described a frightening scene, some of them saying they were outside with their children when the violence erupted.
"I heard five shots ring out, came out front to investigate and I smelled gunpowder," Jesse Cosgrove, a neighbor who lives down the street from the scene of the shooting said.
Neighbors say their community usually does not have acts of violence like this, leaving them on edge.
"It's five doors down from my house, that's pretty close and it's close enough you can smell the powder," Cosgrove said. "It's close."