Friday, February 4, 2022

Mahanoy City Shooter in Custody, One Injured

Mahanoy City Shooter in Custody

The shooter, in an incident in Mahanoy City on Friday morning, is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison tonight.

According to Mahanoy City Police Chief Thomas Rentschler, on Friday morning, around 9:20am, a man, identified as Edwin Candelario, of Schuylkill Haven, arrived at the borough police station bloodied and screaming that he had been shot.

The investigation led to the home of Manuel Santana Del Rosario, 46, at 305 East Centre Street where the shooting took place and where the victim's girlfriend was.

Responding police from outside Mahanoy City responded to the residence and detained Santana Del Rosario who was in possession of a Beretta 40 Caliber handgun.

Questioning of those involved including the victim's girlfriend revealed that Candelario arrived at the home, to collect $90 from Santana Del Rosario that he owed him from purchases at Renninger's Market.

An argument ensued where Santana Del Rosario pulled a gun and made Candelario kneel on the floor. Candelario attempted to flee the home when Santana Del Rosario fired 4 to 5 shots.  While injured, and bleeding, Candelaro crossed Centre Street and ran straight to the police station, which is located around the corner from where the shooting took place. 

As a result of the incident, Santana Del Rosario was charged with attempting to commit murder in the first degree, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and possessing the instrument of a crime.

Santana Del Rosario was  arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Edward Tarantelli late Friday afternoon and was locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $500,000 straight cash bail. Santana Del Rosario's passport was also revoked.

Candelario sustained gunshot wounds to his right chest, abdominal, and arm area during the incident.  He was transported to an area hospital by Mahanoy City EMS.

Assisting during the incident were the State Police and Schuylkill County Detectives.