Lebanon homicide suspect surrenders to police
The suspect in the Tuesday night shooting death of a 28-year-old Lebanon man surrendered to city police Thursday afternoon.
Police said 23-year-old Edras Carrasquillo, whose last known address was in New York, N.Y., turned himself in to the city police at North Seventh and Maple Streets without incident at 3:20 p.m.
He is accused of shooting 28-year-old Andrew Enimpah multiple times in Enimpah’s apartment at the Madison at Lebanon Court Apartments at 1100 Jackson Blvd. Police said he was shot from behind about 7:49 p.m.
Police said Enimpah and Carrasquillo were acquaintances, and Carrasquillo had been invited into Enimpah’s apartment. After an argument between the two men, Carrasquillo is accused of shooting Enimpah multiple times from behind. No one else was injured.
Police said they recovered several bundles of heroin in the apartment during the investigation.
Later Thursday, friends of Enimpah held a candlelight vigil in his memory outside of his apartment.
Enimpah was originally from Africa, said his friend, Victoria Ingram, of Lancaster, adding that Enimpah came to America to find a better life.
“It’s up to his friends now to not let him be forgotten,” she said.
His friends described Enimpah as someone who was funny, happy and always smiling.
“He was a very caring person, someone who would give you anything,” said Ingram, who had been Enimpah’s friend for a couple of months.
Enimpah’s friends set up a display of pictures, flowers, candles, a cross, a bottle of Hennessy cognac and a can of Red Bull outside the apartment window.
They also wrote messages and their thoughts on a poster board, and shared memories of their friend with each other. Many said they were shocked by Enimpah’s death and the circumstances surrounding it.
Once all of the friends had arrived, the candles were lit. They also had brought with them different colored star balloons. After saying a prayer, they released the balloons, saying farewell to their friend.
“He talked a lot,” Dee Sanders said of Enimpah. “He was a lovable person. He will be missed.”
Sanders knew Enimpah since 2006, and said it was hard to believe that he was gone.
An autopsy of Enimpah’s body was scheduled for Thursday. His death was ruled a homicide.
Carrasquillo was placed in Lebanon County Correctional Facility without bail after being arraigned Thursday evening on charges of criminal homicide and possession of a firearm prohibited, police said. A preliminary hearing date was set for May 23.
Carrasquillo has a burglary conviction in New York state and is prohibited from possessing a firearm, police said.
Ballistics tests are being done on a gun found in a trash can near the shooting to determine if it was the one used in the crime, police said Friday.