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Man wanted in connection with shooting in Bethlehem caught in Ohio

Manuel Collazo arrested early Monday; awaits extradition from Ohio

Shooting suspect in custody

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A man wanted in connection with a shooting outside a bar in Bethlehem last week has been arrested in Ohio.

Manuel Collazo surrendered to the Lake County (Ohio) Sheriff's Department around 11:30 a.m. Monday, according to Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio.

Collazo, 30, is a suspect in a shooting that happened at 12:30 a.m. Thursday outside the Happy Tap Bar in the area of Fourth and Pierce streets in Bethlehem.

Collazo approached the victim as he left the bar, pulled out a handgun and shot the 24-year-old Lehigh County man, police said.

The victim, hit by gunfire in his torso, ran away from Collazo to the area of Second Street and Founders Way, near Musikfest, where police found him.

Collazo is being held in Lake County custody until he can be extradited to Northampton County, on charges that include attempted homicide, aggravated assault and terroristic threats.

He's a convicted felon, with a criminal history involving drugs, aggravated robbery and felonious assault, DiLuzio said.

Anyone with information relative to the shooting is asked to call the Bethlehem Police Department 911 Center at 610-865-7187 or Detective Brad Jones at 610-865-7146.

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