CARLISLE (Oct. 8, 2019) — Sunday night’s shooting homicide in Shippensburg appears to be drug-related and doesn’t represent an ongoing danger to the community.
That’s the word from Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Mark Magyar, who briefed a room full of reporters Tuesday at the State Police barracks in Carlisle.
Magyar said two people — including the surviving shooting victim — face felony drug charges as a result of the police investigation.
Samir Stevenson, 21, of Philadelphia, has been charged with felony drug possession with the intent to deliver and possession of a stolen firearm. SU student Clayton Wilson, 20, is charged with felony drug possession with the intent to deliver.
Shakur Richard Myers, 21, of Philadelphia, was shot to death Sunday night in what police are now saying was probably a drug deal gone bad. Stevenson was critically injured in the same shooting.
A search is still underway for Wilson and another SU student, Quentin Furlow Jr., 20, of Philadelphia, Magyar said. Both were identified Monday as “persons of interest” in the shooting. Police found drugs as well as ammunition in an apartment they shared in the 200 block of High Street.
The Crime and Its Implications for the Community
Magyar said when police arrived at the shooting scene, Myers was dead outside of a 2019 Subaru Legacy. Stevenson was sitting inside the car, seriously wounded. Police later got a search warrant for the car, where they found marijuana, a digital scale, a stolen 30 caliber Ruger handgun and a large amount of money. Stevenson’s charges are based on the results of that search warrant.
Police are working around the clock on the case and are making significant progress, Magyar said. But he said as of Tuesday night they still did not know whether Wilson and Furlow were in the area.
The search is still underway for the pair who are believed to be armed and dangerous, he said. Meanwhile, PSP has extra patrols assigned to the Shippensburg area, especially those neighborhoods where many students live in off-campus housing.
“We are doing everything we can to make sure residents of Shippensburg are safe,” he said.
Asked by reporters about the implication that the drugs found in the High Street apartment indicated that Wilson and Furlow were selling drugs on the SU campus, Magyar had the following comment:
“Our society is plagued by drug activity. Shippensburg University just happens to be one of the places it’s happening.”
Police ask that anyone with information about the shooting or the whereabouts of Wilson or Furlow contact Tpr. John Boardman at the Carlisle barracks at 717-249-2121.