Christmas Village guard charged in Ryan Groff murder

Ryan Groff Death: 43-year-old Gregory Thomas has been charged with the shooting death of 29-year-old Ryan Groff, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Authorities say Groff and Thomas were involved in some kind of altercation at LOVE PARK. Ryan had tried to get into the village construction area which was being secured by the Christmas Village guard.

Reports say Thomas went inside and brought a gun and shot at Groff. The private Christmas Village security guard was not authorized to carry a firearm at the site.

This is an active investigation.

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