College Park update
State police arrested Malcolm Staten on Thursday, April 17, in connection with the shooting that occurred Sunday, April 13, at the College Park Commons, Pennlive reported.
Staten, 20, of Chambersburg, was charged with aggravated assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, criminal mischief and two counts each of reckless endangerment and simple assault, according to pennlive.com.
After his arrest, Staten was taken to Cumberland County jail where his bail was set at $100,000, your4state.com reported.
Staten allegedly shot Shippensburg University student Dejuan Thompson, 23, in the arm at a party that was held at College Park on April 13.
According to Chambersburg’s Public Opinion, Staten was identified by Archilles Roberts, a witness to the shooting.
A group of men from Chambersburg was trying to get into the party being held at College Park, Public Opinion reported. Thompson and some other men attending the party confronted the Chambersburg group that planned to fight another group at the party.
Roberts heard three shots fired at the party and men from the Chambersburg group yelling, “Malcolm. Malcom, let’s go. The cops are coming,” Jim Hook of Public Opinion reported.
The gunman was described to State Police Trooper Jeremy Matas and the information was passed along to Chambersburg Police Sgt. John Clawson Jr., according to Public Opinion.
Staten was scheduled to appear in court before Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin today, according to pennlive.com.