Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of DART Bus Driver in Front of Home

The victim was found outside his home in Lancaster

Lancaster police said Thursday night they have made an arrest in the shooting death of a DART bus driver in front of his Lancaster home Tuesday morning.

Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the fatal shooting, but have not released a motive.

At 10:06 a.m. on October 23, Lancaster police responded to a shooting on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

When they arrived, officers found Larry Hearn, 60, laying in front of his home suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Witnesses in the neighborhood told police that they heard a single gunshot. 

Hearn was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

"For someone to do this... we need answers," said Hearn's sister-in-law, Wilna Holloway. "Because that's not the type of person he was. For him to pass right there in the front yard, it's just unreal."

Hearn's family says he was coming home from working a split shift, as he often did, Tuesday morning. By the time the police made it to the home, the suspect(s) was gone, Hearn's wallet was still in his pocket and his car was still running. He was in the yard, shot. 

Holloway and her son Charles say Hearn was a family man, a weekly visitor to church and a hard worker. Evident by the statement DART put out Wednesday.

"All of us at DART are saddened by this news. We are making grief counseling services available to his colleagues. We extend our sympathy to his family," said Morgan Lyons, Vice President of External Relations at DART. 

The family said Friday night they are thankful there has been arrest, they just hope everyone remembers Hearn for the great man that he was.

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