CARLISLE, Pa. — State police Tuesday filed drug charges against two people involved in the shooting incident Sunday night in Shippensburg Township.
Charges were filed against Samir Rodney Stevenson, 21, and Clayton Steve Wilson, 20, both of Philadelphia. Stevenson was charged with felony drug possession with intent to deliver and receiving stolen property of a firearm. Wilson was charged with felony drug possession with intent to deliver. Both have warrants out for their arrest.
Stevenson was wounded in the incident and taken to Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, but police said Tuesday his condition had been “downgraded.”
Police also said they are looking for Quentin Eric Furlow Jr., 20, of Philadelphia “to speak with him” regarding the incident that led to the murder of Shakur Richard Myers, 21, of Philadelphia.
Lt. Mark Magyar, Pennsylvania State Police Troop H criminal section commander, said police are “working around the clock and making significant progress” in the investigation.
As the investigation progressed, police obtained search warrants early Monday morning for Wilson and Furlow’s apartment at 206 High St., Shippensburg, and for a 2019 Subaru Legacy where Stevenson and Myers were found Sunday night. Myers was found dead beside the vehicle when police arrived at Rotz Avenue where the shooting took place. Stevenson was found inside the vehicle.
In the apartment, police found multiple rounds of ammunition, marijuana and marijuana packaging. Later on, Monday, police found marijuana and a digital scale in the car.
Police also found a large sum of money and a stolen Ruger LCP .380-caliber handgun near the car.
“Evidence suggests some sort of drug dealings were going down, which would have led them there,” Magyar said. “We’re diligently working around the clock to locate the suspects.”
Magyar said police are confident the murder of Myers appeared to be isolated and directly related to drug activity.
“Unfortunately, I think our society is plagued by drug activity and Shippensburg University just happens to be one of those locations where it is occurring,” he said.
State police have increased patrol presence in and around the university and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, according to Magyar. State police are working closely with the university administration and local law enforcement to ensure the safety of the campus and the community.
“Our goal is always for the students and the community to feel safe and I am hopeful providing an update this evening will calm those fears,” Magyar said.