On 9-1-2019 at approx 540 AM, CPD was dispatched to the area of 232 Lincoln Way West due to a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered the body of a male victim later identified as 27 year old, Edwin Perez-Huertas. The victim was found to have been shot multiple times and he apparently succumbed to the injuries he sustained. An autopsy will be scheduled in the coming day(s).
The resulting investigation revealed that 32 year old, Brian Bonilla-Benitez was responsible for injuries sustained to the victim. Bonilla-Benitez was located and taken into police custody without incident at the Motel 6 at 1095 Wayne Ave in Chambersburg. Bonilla-Benitez was charged with Murder of the First Degree.
This incident was isolated to the persons involved. This is the first shooting fatality in the Borough of Chambersburg in 2019.
The Chambersburg Police Department would like to thank the Pennsylvania State Police Chambersburg Barracks, Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), The Franklin County Coroner's Office, The Franklin County Emergency Communications Center, and The Franklin County District Attorney's Office for their assistance during the response, initial investigation, and apprehension of the suspect in this incident.