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Bethlehem Police search for shooting suspects

By John Craven, Reporter, JCraven@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 23 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 24 2013 04:44:50 AM CDT

Armed, dangerous, and on the loose.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

Armed, dangerous, and on the loose. Bethlehem Police are looking for two suspects charged with Monday's night's shooting that sent the Marvine-Pembroke housing project into a lockdown.

Although it's not clear exactly why the victim was targeted, 69 News has learned he has a lengthy history of drug dealing.

As armed tactical teams moved in Monday night, residents of Bethlehem's Fritz Drive wondered what was going on.

"We're trying to find out ourselves, really," said resident Dana Burton. "We don't know."

Police were looking for whoever shot a man multiple times a few blocks away at Marvine and Fairmount.

"He had blood all over his shirt from a gunshot wound," said witness Delonzo Strickland.

Officers converged on Fritz Drive moments later.

"We had information that the shooting suspects may have been in a residence here on Fritz Drive," police chief Jason Schiffer said Monday night.

The suspects weren't there, and are still on the loose. They are Dan David Hernandez, 28 -- who witnesses identified as the trigger man -- and Angelo Lopez, 38.

Court papers say the victim is 34-year-old Kinte King, a man police also know well.

An alleged coke peddler, King was connected to the highly publicized murder of a Bethlehem teenager back in 2004.

Sixteen year-old Billy Barnes was murdered in York that year. Witnesses at his killer's trial said he was selling cocaine for King, when a rival drug dealer gunned the boy down.

King was never charged in the case, and denied supplying Barnes with drugs.

Four years earlier, also at the Marvine-Pembroke complex, someone sprayed King's car with more than 30 bullets, according to published reports at the time. A female passenger reportedly suffered a shoulder blade injury.

In Monday's case, a witness told police that Hernandez shot King to get back at him -- for punching him in the face earlier.

A female witness claims Lopez told her, "If you don't want to see nothing crazy, leave," just before Hernandez fired a black handgun at King, who was fleeing.

Police say both suspects got away in a silver BMW.

St. Luke's Hospital would not release King's condition Tuesday night, but earlier, police said he was in critical condition.