BREAKING: Tensions High After Police Shot and Killed 27-Year-Old Ricardo Munoz in Lancaster, PA

Protesters in Lancaster, PA are increasing the intensity of the protests as unconfirmed reports circulate regarding the man police shot. At about 6:00 PM EST on 9/13/2020, crowds started to gather at the Lancaster police station. Tensions extremely high. From 7:50pm EST to 8:50pm EST, crowds at the Lancaster police department have swelled to several hundred people. See our regularly updated list of live feeds across the nation here.

Body Cam Footage

10 PM EST – Police release the body cam footage from the police officer.

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office has identified 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz as the victim of Sunday afternoon’s officer-involved shooting.

UPDATE 9:51 EST 9/13/2020: Official Update From @Lancaster_DA Below

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a police-involved shooting Sunday afternoon that resulted in the death of a man. Lancaster city police responded to a home in the 300 block of Laurel Street about 4:15 p.m. for a reported domestic disturbance.

On scene, a Lancaster city police officer fired at a 27-year-old man who was armed with a knife. The man, identified as Ricardo Munoz, was killed and pronounced dead at the scene. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office investigates all officer-involved shootings in Lancaster County to determine if force used by police was justified and if a crime occurred.

The Lancaster County Detectives are continuing to investigate, and District Attorney Heather Adams will make a final determination on the use of force upon completion of the investigation. However, we would like to release some information based on a preliminary investigation, which included review of footage from the firing officer’s body camera.

The footage shows that when the officer gets in front of a residence in the 300 block of Laurel Street, Munoz immediately emerges from inside and runs toward the officer, brandishing a knife above his head, in clear view, in a threatening manner. The officer then fired. No one else was struck by gunfire.

Rioting & Looting in Lancaster, PA Overnight


Here is what the police have shared:

The Chief just wrapped the press conference. The incident was caught on the officers body camera and is being surrendered to @Lancaster_DA. Not a lot of information still — they say the man who was shot was an adult man and had a knife at the time. Chief asking for peace.

@Lancaster_DA confirmed some misinformation circulated. People have been circulating that the deceased male is a 14 year old boy. Update: All protesters are now sharing that the deceased is an adult male after the press conference.


Protesters in Lancaster, PA have shared the following on live stream and Twitter

  • An autistic man was shot by police.
  • The deceased is Black or Hispanic (the vast majority of reports from protesters identify him as Hispanic).
  • The deceased, as of 8:30 PM EST is still lying in the street. Protesters have been vocal that this as a sign of disrespect. Protesters say the coroner did not arrive for hours. Reports say the police still have the body in the street despite his mother being there and asking to claim the body.

Watch live feeds

Lancaster, PA LIVE VIDEO 1

Lancaster, PA LIVE VIDEO 2

  • UPDATE: Streamer claims protesters are armed in Caster [Lancaster] 9:46 PM EST


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