August 25, 2017

Murder in Monroe County

EAST STROUDSBURG - Stroud Area Regional Police responded about 3:25 Thursday afternoon to a reported shooting that had just occurred at the apartments located on Barnum Street in the East Stroudsburg. Officers found a 25-year-old man inside the doorway of one of the apartments suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses were interviewed and a suspect was identified. A 9-mm semiautomatic handgun with obliterated serial numbers was recovered at the scene.

Lashawn Sanders, 26, of East Stroudsburg, was arrested and charged with criminal homicide and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number. Sanders is being held without bail.

SARPD Patrol Officers and Detectives were assisted at the scene by Pennsylvania State Troopers from the Stroudsburg Barracks, The Pennsylvania State Police Forensics Unit and Monroe County Detectives.

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