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A 25-year-old Allentown man was fatally shot the evening of Saturday, June 1, 2024, at a city park. Allentown police responded around 6:30 p.m. to Fountain Park on the 900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for a report of a shooting, according to Capt. Christopher Diehl. When they arrived, police found a man with gunshot wounds, Diehl said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene just after 7:15 p.m. Photos from the scene show police investigating around the park’s basketball court, which was surrounded by police tape.(Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A 25-year-old Allentown man was fatally shot the evening of Saturday, June 1, 2024, at a city park. Allentown police responded around 6:30 p.m. to Fountain Park on the 900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for a report of a shooting, according to Capt. Christopher Diehl. When they arrived, police found a man with gunshot wounds, Diehl said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene just after 7:15 p.m. Photos from the scene show police investigating around the park’s basketball court, which was surrounded by police tape.(Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
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Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting that killed a man Saturday night at a park in Allentown, according to authorities.

Lehigh County District Attorney Gavin Holihan said in a news release Thursday that Grelvis Estevez Cabrera, 27, of Bethlehem and Carlos Nathaniel Landesta-Agramonte, 18, of Allentown, have been charged with conspiracy to commit homicide, which is a felony, and a misdemeanor offense of tampering with evidence, in the fatal shooting of Angel Martinez-Velez, 25, at Fountain Park. They were sent to Lehigh County Jail without bail.

Martinez-Velez was shot about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the park. He was pronounced dead and the Lehigh County coroner determined his death was caused by multiple gunshot wounds.

After the shooting, police searched city cameras, which showed two vehicles fleeing the scene together, according to the news release. One of the vehicles, which was registered to Landesta-Agramonte, was found at his East Court Street home not long after the shooting, police said. The other vehicle was also found there, and both were seized, Holihan said.

Estevez Cabrera and Landesta-Agramonte were identified, and both admitted to police that they were at the park during the shooting, court documents state.

Landesta-Agramonte admitted he was in one of the vehicles that fled, and Estevez Cabrera told police he was driving the other vehicle, according to authorities.

Holihan said the investigation moved quickly in part because of help from witnesses and social media participation from the community, as well as license plate readers and surveillance footage. The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

Man, 25, killed in shooting at Allentown park identified; was shot multiple times

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