Chambersburg woman wanted by police

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A Chambersburg woman was added to a police wanted list this week in connection with a shooting on Hemlock Circle last week.

Chambersburg police obtained an arrest warrant for Kynsey Rhea Branche, 21, Chambersburg. She is charged with hindering the apprehension of another suspect in the case.

Chambersburg woman wanted
Kynsey Rhea Branche

Branche is described as a 5’, 3” tall Black female weighing 115 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She faces one count of hindering the apprehension and prosecution of the suspect in the case by providing false information to law enforcement officers. Another count accuses her of harboring or concealing the whereabouts of the suspect. Both are third degree felonies.

Police did not name the suspect she was protecting in their news release. Nijah Malik Abdul-Rahim, 24, Chambersburg, is also wanted by the Chambersburg police in the Hemlock Circle shooting, however.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for him Friday, charging him with eight counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and two counts of recklessly endangering others. 

The incident happened in the first block of Hemlock Circle on Thursday.

Magisterial District Judge Jody C. Eyer issued a warrant for Abdul-Rahim’s arrest on July 3, the day after the shooting.

Magisterial District Judge Glenn Man’s issued the warrant for Branche’s arrest Tuesday.

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Police did not provide details of the shooting incident. Court records, including details from an affidavit of probable cause filed to obtain the warrants, won’t be available until Abdul-Rahim and Branche are located, arrested and arraigned.

Abdul-Rahim’s eight discharging a firearm charges are third degree felonies. The two reckless endangerment charges are second degree misdemeanors.

Police ask that anyone with information about Branche’s or Abdul-Rahen’s whereabouts To call 717-264-4131 or submit a Tip on the CRIMEWATCH® Website.

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