A second arrest was made Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of a Lancaster teen, according to Lancaster Police Department.
The 17-year-old victim, shot late Aug. 18, was identified as Daquan Blackmon of Lancaster by the Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Jennifer Collins.
Travis Belk, 25, was arrested Thursday by the Chester County Sheriff's Office and will be transported back to Lancaster, according to the Chester County Sheriff's Office.
On Friday, Quinterius Lamont Clinton, 23, of Lancaster turned himself in on charges of accessory after the fact of murder, according to Lancaster police. Clinton was the driver of the vehicle, with the victim Daquan Blackmon and Travis Belk as passengers at the time of this incident, investigators say.
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Lancaster police say investigators determined Clinton withheld information vital to this case, namely that Travis Belk was shooting from the vehicle, in an effort to conceal Belk’s involvement in the death of Blackmon,.
Lancaster Police Department Chief Scott Grant said Belk was in a car with the victim when Blackmon was shot.
The Lancaster police investigation determined that Belk, “while feloniously firing his weapon at another person, also fired the shot that hit and ultimately took the life of Daquan Blackmon,” Grant said in a prepared statement.
The teen was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital, where he died Aug. 22.
“We are thankful for the ability to give the family of Daquan Blackmon some answers,” Grant said. “We know however that these answers will fall short of providing them any peace in the wake of such a needless tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Daquan’s family.”
Bond for Clinton and Belk were both denied, according to a Lancaster police report.
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