A gun battle at a Lancaster apartment complex on Wednesday night ended with the death of a an armed robbery suspect.
Shots rang out during the upstairs confrontation. The suspect, 20-year-old Micah Newman, made his way outside and back down to the parking lot, into the intended vicitm’s pickup truck parked nearby.
Newman was found dead inside of the truck.
“All appearances lead us to believe the robber followed the confronted individual outside of the apartment,” detailed Lt. Kelly Hooten with the Lancaster Police Department. “They went up to the victim’s apartment where the gun battle started, and then it moved back down to the parking lot.”
According to neighbors, the victim was standing in the apartment building’s breezeway, talking to other residents, when the suspect approached. He demanded money, but the victim said that it was all upstairs. “He made me open the door,” the victim recalled. “I had my gun laying over there, and I did what’s natural. I defended myself.”
“About seven shots,” remembered 14-year-old neighbor Gia Boyd.
Police do not plan to charge the man or his wife in the shooting,