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Lancaster Police issue warrant for Wednesday shooting suspect

Updated: Thursday, October 24 2013, 05:51 PM CDT
Lancaster City Police have issued a warrant for Manuel "Chucky" Ortiz Jr., 16, in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Wednesda night.

Oritz is described as 5'7" tall and weighs 125 pounds. He has short dark hair and a light complexion.
Police say Ortiz has been charged as an adult and is charged with aggravated assault, violation of the uniform firearms act, and possession with intent to deliver heroin.

Ortiz was charged as an Adult under the direct file legislation due to the fact that he used a deadly weapon in the commission of these offenses.   

Police say Ortiz shot the teenage girl during a domestic incident. During the investigation, officers found a .38 caliber handgun believed to be used during the shooting as well as 51 bags of heroin in a jacket that he had left behind.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ortiz, is asked to call the Lancaster City Police at 735-3300.  Callers do not have to give their names to provide information.  Lancaster Police issue warrant for Wednesday shooting suspect

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