Altoona shooting suspect taken into custody


LOGAN TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A suspect in the shooting near the Greenwood Sheetz over the weekend has been taken into custody on Thursday, according to Logan Township police.

The shooting happened on Sept. 13, where one woman was shot in the arm and transported to the hospital for her injuries.

Logan Township police obtained an arrest warrant for Justin LeFevre after a search warrant was executed on a cell phone seized from an individual involved in the shooting. Officers conducted surveillance on LeFevre’s residence after spotting the suspect’s vehicle parked outside of an apartment.

During the surveillance operation, LeFevre and a woman were observed exiting the apartment and getting into the vehicle. Officers followed the vehicle southbound on E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard. Once the suspect vehicle reached 17th St and Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Logan Township police officers conducted a felony traffic stop with the assistance of the Altoona Police Department.LeFevre was taken into custody without incident.

Police conducting a search warrant on LeFevre’s apartment, as well as his vehicle, seized an AR-15 long gun, Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, numerous magazines, a large number of 9mm and .223 rifle rounds, narcotics paraphernalia, and other assorted items.

LeFever has been taken to the Logan Township police department and is facing numerous charges including criminal attempted homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, carrying firearms without a license, persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, theft by unlawful taking/disposition, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and causing/risking a catastrophe.

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