South Main Street Shooting Suspects Arrested



UPDATE: April 5, 2019 - Christopher Darby and Ryan Jefferson arrested for the Shooting incident that occurred at South Main St and Liberty Street on March 30, 2019

On April 5, 2019 the suspects Christopher Curtis Darby and Ryan O'Neil Jefferson were each charged with Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Persons not to Possess Firearms, Riot, and Discharge of Firearm into Occupied Structures. Both Darby and Jefferson were apprehended and previously charged with weapons offenses on April 1, 2019. They are currently being held in the Franklin County Jail and will be arraigned by the District Magistrate.


On April 1, 2019 Christopher Darby and Ryan Jefferson were apprehended without incident on the previously issued warrants for convicted persons not to possess firearms.   Ryan Jefferson was located at a residence in Harrisburg by the United States Marshalls Task Force and Harrisburg City Police Department. Christopher Darby was arrested by the Chambersburg Police Department with the assistance of the Franklin County Drug Task force at an address on Powell Drive in Chambersburg.  

Both victims of the March 30, 2019 shooting at South Main and Liberty St in Chambersburg are in good condition and are each expected to make a full recovery.

Darby and Jefferson continue to be persons of interest in the active and ongoing investigation into the shooting.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the Chambersburg Police Department or submit a tip on Crimewatch.  

On 3-30-19 at approximately 0524 hrs, The Chambersburg Police Department responded to the 300 block of S Main St for a report of shots fired.  The ensuing investigation revealed that an altercation broke out during an after party between several subjects.  During the fight multiple shots were fired and (2) victims were struck.  Both victims were transported to the Chambersburg Hospital and then flown out to other medical facilities.  The incident was an isolated dispute between two different groups who were known to each other.  The investigation is on-going and CPD asks anyone who has any information regarding this incident to please contact the department at 264-4131 or leave a tip on Crimewatch.  CPD would like to thank the Marion, Station 4 and Fayetteville Fire Police for their assistance during this incident.  

Friday, April 5, 2019 (All day)

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