Skip to comments.‘He was pleading for his life.’ Registered sex offender charged in shooting death of fleeing boy in Harrisburg
Posted on 09/01/2020 2:07:41 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
A teenage boy who was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in Harrisburg was fleeing, naked, from a registered sex offender who is now facing criminal homicide charges, a witness said Sunday morning.
He was pleading for his life, Tracy Burton recalled. She and several of her neighbors witnessed the slaying Saturday, and as police continue to investigate, neighbors are left wondering just how this happened in their otherwise quiet neighborhood. Orlando P. Duarte, 45, of Harrisburg, is facing charges of criminal homicide and prohibited possession of a firearm. The shooting happened around 1 p.m near 18th and Forster streets. Police said Sunday that they responded to the scene for a call of shots fired. When they got there, residents directed them toward the area where the suspect fled.
After a chase, police said, they took Duarte into custody. Investigators said witnesses told them that Duarte, armed with a handgun, was chasing a juvenile, who police did not identify. Police said witnesses told them Duarte fired several shots at the boy, who was taken to a nearby hospital and died a short time later.
Duarte had a handgun on him when he was arrested, police say. Burton, who called 911, said she was on her porch when she saw the boy running naked and turning to cut between houses. Duarte was pursuing him, she said. As she and other neighbors made their way toward the houses, they could hear the boy yelling help me, which was soon followed by gunshots, she said. The boy continued to yell help as the gunshots rang out. They stopped approaching when they heard the shots, she said. Between those houses was a white fence, which trapped the boy. Burton counted five shots, she said. A Harrisburg television station identified the boy as 16-year-old Kyan King. His family held a memorial at the scene Saturday night and remembered Kyan as smart and sweet and having a goofy laugh, reports indicate.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Kyans family with the funeral expenses. Duarte had been added to Pennsylvanias Megans Law registry in November 2015 for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and is listed as a lifetime sex offender.
According to online court records, Duarte who police said lived a block from a charter school, a day care and the Harrisburg School Districts administration building was sentenced in 2012 to four to eight years in prison and 10 years of probation on charges that include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, aggravated indecent assault without consent, indecent assault of a person less than 13, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors. And in 2008, he was sentenced to six to 23 months of confinement and probation after pleading no contest to charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, indecent assault of a person less than 16 and disorderly conduct. In that case, he was sentenced to six to 23 months of confinement with a lengthy probation sentence, court records indicate. Duarte is now in Dauphin County Prison without bail.
Its the democrats fault and it sticks
This sickens me. Death penalty ASAP for this bastard.
He was prohibited from having a firearm....
Yet another example of a democrat idea that fails miserably. The other is that neighbors didnt intervene and prevent the murder. Its all about turning a blind eye and let the police handle it.
Simple. You fools elected RATs who turned these people loose to prey on you. Then after the carnage they pretend to offer a solution. So you reelect them and give them more money. Then they turn these predators loose again to wreak havoc so the RATs can sell more snake oil. And you fools keep reelecting them. And they keep turning monsters loose. You fools never learn do you?
You know that will not happen...right?
He reminds me of the guy who was raping and killing women (one victim’s husband got blamed and put in prison because she incorrectly identified him as the attacker).
I’d have to look for the Forensic Files episode. I heard about these crimes even before I saw it on FF.
This story illustrates exactly why gallows were invented.
But Tom Wolf is the governor of Pennsylvania. So Orlando Duarte will not be executed. Instead he will get three hots and a cot for the rest of his life. All courtesy of Pennsylvania taxpayers.
IF only there were laws against this kind of behavior.
If you find a video, please send me the URL.
What’s the new name for them MAP minir attracted person
That sounds like the beginning of the Jeffrey Dahmer horror.
Prison justice. It is just a matter of time...
Fed to hungry bullet ants.
Only until the governor can find any reason to release him to prevent, disease, overcrowding or any minor issue, the governor will release him because he might get injured or sick in jail.
Looks like Biden lost one of his voters...
Hey...I thought “black lives matter”???
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