Allentown man, 22, shot by police outside shopping center

Written by on June 14, 2021

Allentown man, 22, shot by police outside shopping center

By WLVR Staff

June 14, 2021

Photo | K.C. Lopez / WLVR

Allentown police shot and wounded a man who they say repeatedly fired a handgun among a crowd of people then ignored an officer’s commands to drop the weapon.

It happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday in the American Plaza parking lot at American Parkway and Hamilton Street. The officer fired four shots, striking the man at least twice, according to police.

They identified the man as 22-year-old Elyn Jose Marte of Allentown. Police said he is in critical but stable condition.

The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a police-involved shooting in Allentown.

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