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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Charged Shooter Ordered to be Tried for East Fulton Street Homicide

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A state prison inmate will be tried in Lancaster County Court for the September 2015 killing of a city man, a district judge ordered Thursday afternoon.

Victor M. Tirado, 51, is charged with shooting 21-year-old Rahdir Maxton in the back of the head in a parking lot in the 200 block of East Fulton Street.

Tirado told a man he fired the shot moments after it happened, according to testimony Thursday at a preliminary hearing.

District Judge Janice Jimenez ruled that enough evidence was presented Thursday to bound over the homicide charge for trial.

Assistant District Attorney Travis S. Anderson called City Police Detective Stanley Roache to testify about the Sept. 9, 2015, shooting.

Prior to the shooting, Maxton told an individual he was going to meet “Vic,” later determined to be Tirado, according to testimony.

After the shooting, Tirado told an individual he shot Maxton in the back of the head, according to testimony.

The detective testified that police arrived on scene and found a shell casing and blood.

Detective Roache charged Tirado, at a state prison on unrelated charges, in February.

Tirado is presumed innocent.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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