DA: All fees in opposition to Coplay man associated to shots-fired incident at Cedar Seashore Park withdrawn

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Lehigh County District Lawyer Jim Martin stated Tuesday that the entire fees in opposition to Carlos Medina associated to a shots-fired incident at Cedar Seashore Park final month in Allentown have been withdrawn after additional investigation. 

A cost of disorderly conduct stays as a result of it’s alleged that Medina, of Coplay, did interact in disorderly habits at Cedar Seashore Park previous to leaving the park, in response to a information launch from the DA’s workplace.

Medina entered a responsible plea to disorderly conduct Tuesday earlier than Magisterial District Decide Michael D’Amore and was sentenced to a time period served to 12 months, the DA’s workplace stated.

At roughly 5:27 p.m. Feb. 21, Allentown police have been referred to as to Cedar Seashore Park for a report of photographs fired. Officers situated shell casings on the park however discovered no property harm nor victims.

An investigation revealed that there have been a number of completely different shell casings recovered at a number of completely different areas inside the park, the DA’s workplace stated.

On Feb. 22, Allentown Police developed info that led to fees in opposition to Medina who was charged with carrying a firearm with no license, a third-degree felony; terroristic threats, a first-degree misdemeanor; easy assault by bodily menace and reckless endangerment, each second-degree misdemeanors; and disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor.

Medina was despatched to Lehigh County Jail beneath $100,000 bail.

After the costs have been filed, the investigation continued, which decided that Medina couldn’t have been at Cedar Seashore Park on the time the photographs have been fired, the DA’s workplace stated.

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A number of witnesses got here ahead saying that Medina was in his car, accompanied by a buddy, “Marcus,” and left the park in a “caravan” of two different autos, the primary being operated by a person named “Peanut”; Medina and Marcus within the second car; and one other buddy, Jahmad, accompanied by Justin, in a 3rd car, in response to the information launch.

The next timeline has been developed by way of a assessment of metropolis cameras, the DA’s workplace stated:

17:41 (5:14 p.m.) Medina’s car is seen heading within the path of Cedar Seashore Park

17:22 and 34 seconds: Medina’s car is noticed dealing with the basketball courts and leaving the park within the path of the Ott Avenue exit with two different autos.

17:26 and between 8 and 14 seconds: Photographs fired.

17:26 and eight seconds: Medina and the 2 different autos are noticed turning proper at seventeenth and Hamilton Streets (That is from town digital camera situated there).

17:28: Autos noticed turning proper off of Walnut Avenue and onto 14th Avenue.

The three autos are then noticed on digital camera turning proper onto Hickory Avenue the place cameras present them parked and remaining till 17:33.

17:37 Medina’s car is noticed at twelfth and Hamilton Streets by metropolis cameras heading north on twelfth and likewise at twelfth and Linden Streets.

17:47: Medina’s car goes by way of a drive-through at a McDonald’s situated off of MacArthur, Whitehall.

On account of these observations, the DA’s workplace stated it’s clear that Medina was not at Cedar Seashore Park on the time the photographs have been fired on Feb. 21, that he was at seventeenth and Hamilton Streets at the moment, in response to the DA’s workplace. The witnesses who in good religion indicated to police that Medina was a shooter have been mistaken, authorities stated.

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The investigation into the shots-fired incident at Cedar Seashore Park on Feb. 21 stays ongoing. Anybody with details about the incident is inspired to contact the Allentown Police Felony Investigation Unit at 610-437-7721.