Kenneth Ortega—also known as "KO"—was arrested in Polk County, Fla. and will be extradited back to Northampton County where he faces charges from a Jan. 31 shooting in the Marvine-Pembroke section of Bethlehem.
Ortega, 22, is charged with:
- 2 counts- Attempted Homicide
- 4 counts- Aggravated Assault
- 1 count- Persons Not to Possess Firearms
- 1 count- Possessing Instruments of Crime
Ortega went to Florida by bus with a woman and child, according to a published report.
Bethlehem Police say:
"We expect to charge other individuals in connection with this offense and another person with harboring Ortega. More details will be released as they are available."
A man was shot at about 3 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Marvine-Pembroke section of the city; his wounds were not life threatening, police said.
Officers responded to the 1100 block of Fritz Drive for a report of gunshots being fired there, police said. There were also reports that people were running away from the area.