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Man arraigned in shooting of Chambersburg teen

Steffawn Spriggs is accused in the slaying of Calvin Warren James Beam last month

October 18, 2012|By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The man charged in the shooting death of a Chambersburg teenager was arraigned in Franklin County this week, Chambersburg police said.

Steffawn Spriggs, 23, is accused in the slaying of 18-year-old Calvin Warren James Beam last month.

Spriggs, of no fixed address, was charged with first-degree murder, recklessly endangering another person, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and persons not to possess, use, control or transfer a firearm.

Chambersburg police said Spriggs was arraigned via video arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz on Tuesday.

Spriggs is being held in the state correctional institute in Camp Hill, Pa., police said.

He is not permitted to have any bail on the murder charge, police said.

A hearing for Spriggs is scheduled for Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court, Chambersburg, police said.

Beam was shot three times and found in a parking lot in the area of Franklin Street and Martin Avenue on Sept. 17 around 10:30 p.m.

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Police did not release a motive in the shooting.

The police report said several people saw Spriggs with a handgun 24 to 48 hours before the shooting, and he talked about shooting someone before the incident. Police said Spriggs made statements to several people about being a member of the Bloods street gang.

Police do not believe the victim was a member of a gang, Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold said at a news conference after Spriggs was arrested.

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