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Lancaster teen found guilty in shooting of Gloucester youth

A Middlesex County jury found a Lancaster teenager guilty last month in connection with the March fatal shooting of 18-year-old Elijah Baker of Gloucester.

Tariq Joel Beane, 17, of Lancaster was found guilty of second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony by a Middlesex Circuit Court jury on Oct. 31. His sentencing was set for Feb. 5, 2020.

In March, Middlesex Sheriff’s Major M.E. Sampson said his office received a 911 call just before midnight on March 23 regarding a party in the 5000 block of General Puller Highway with underage persons and the smell of marijuana.

The caller also stated there were subjects from Lancaster County at the party who were trying to start a fight. Sampson said moments later his office received another 911 call from the same address stating someone had been shot. 

Sampson said responding deputies found Baker with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was transported to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital where he died the next ...

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