Two Men Charged With Murder in Connection with Fatal Ardmore Shooting

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Two men are facing murder charges after a man was shot and killed inside a vehicle in Ardmore, PA. The shooting took place on Saturday on the 100 block of Ardmore Avenue.

Officers responded to a welfare check regarding the driver of a parked car around 3 PM. When they arrived, they found a male who had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The man, 19-year-old Layth Evans, was pronounced dead by medics on the scene.

Investigators said that the two men being charged, 19-year-old Micah Colbert and 21-year-old Elijah Smith, had met with Evans to buy a “ghost gun” when the shooting happened. A “ghost gun” is a firearm assembled from parts and is untraceable since it does not have a serial number, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. 

A roommate of Colbert and Smith, 21-year-old Dorian Harris, walked to Lower Merion Police Station later that day to tell officers that Colbert used his Glock 19 semi-automatic weapon. He then surrendered the weapon to detectives. Officials said that Harris was not present during the shooting, though he was charged with Unlawful Transfer of a Firearm.

Lower Merion Police officers found $500 cash and a 9mm bullet casing inside the car. They later found Evans’ gun inside a bedroom shared by Colbert and Smith.

Micah Colbert and Elijah Smith have been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, robbery and related charges in the shooting death of Evans. They will be held without bail at Montgomery County Correctional Facility, according to prosecutors.

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