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Suspect in Lynn shooting captured in Pennsylvania

LYNN — A suspect in the shooting of a 19-year-old woman was arrested in Pennsylvania after he was reportedly found hiding in an attic.

Deylis Encarnacion, 19, has been on the run from his Adams Street home for a month. Police said he fled following a brawl on Warren Street that resulted in the victim being struck in the hand by gunfire, according to Lynn Police Lt. Michael Kmiec.

“It happened after an early morning party was letting out and there was a dispute between two groups,” he said. “We don’t think she was the intended target. The investigation led to a warrant being sought.”

He was captured in a home by the Hazelton, Pennsylvania Police Department on Wednesday. The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the U.S. Marshals Service in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania were instrumental in the capture, Kmiec said.

Encarnacion will be arraigned for being a fugitive from justice. He will be returned to Massachusetts to face charges in connection with the shooting.

Earlier in April, Encarnacion was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card. He posted bail, police said.

Geraldo Rojas, 19, was arrested on May 3 at his Lynn home and also charged in connection with the shooting.

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