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Breanna Black Arrested for Homicide in Shippensburg

A woman from Cumberland County has been charged with homicide after a shooting on Sunday evening. On April 9th, the Shippensburg Police Department received a report of a shooting in the 100 block of S. Prince Street. Responding officers found a 48-year-old woman with a gunshot wound who was taken to Chambersburg Hospital and later flown to York Hospital. She eventually passed away.

Breanna Elizabeth Black, 33, was identified as a suspect in the incident and was subsequently charged with one count of criminal homicide. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Black and the victim had a verbal altercation which escalated, resulting in the victim being shot. Black has been taken into custody and is currently being held at the Cumberland County Prison.

Police have stated that there is no known danger to the public at this time. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact State Police at 717-249-2121.

This is not the first time that Black has had an encounter with law enforcement. In June of 2019, she was arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited offensive weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia following an investigation by the Waynesboro Police Department into a report of a suspicious vehicle on Hamilton Avenue. At the time of her arrest, Black was 29 years old.


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