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Police ID suspect in latest shooting in Bethlehem

Manuel Collazo of Ohio is considered armed and dangerous

Cops ID Ohio man as suspect in latest shooting in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Police in Bethlehem have issued a warrant for the arrest of a shooting suspect they consider armed and dangerous.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday outside the Happy Tap Bar in the area of Fourth and Pierce streets.

Police are looking for 30-year-old Manuel Collazo, who approached the victim as he left the bar, pulled out a handgun and shot the 24-year-old Lehigh County man, according to Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio.

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.

He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital where he was listed in stable condition early Thursday.

Collazo was last known to live at 2315 Oak Park Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio. He may be driving a silver Jeep Patriot SUV with Ohio license plates. He is accompanied by a woman and two small children, police said.

Collazo has a criminal history for drugs, aggravated robbery and felonious assault, police said, and as a convicted felon, he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Collazo's whereabouts is asked to contact Bethlehem police at 610-865-7187 or Detective Brad Jones at 610-865-7146.

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