SHOOTING INVESTIGATION - UPDATED ARREST MADE

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UPDATED 06/09/2021

The Swatara Police have charged twenty one year old Mykel Eugene George with Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person in connection with this shooting.  This investigation determined that Mykel George and a customer were engaged in a verbal altercation inside the store after which the customer began to exit the store.  Mykel George followed the customer to the front door of the store at which time he shot the customer one time with a handgun.  The Victim of this shooting received medical treatment and is recovering at a local hospital.  Mykel George is currently at the Dauphin County Booking Center awaiting arraignment.    

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 8:19 p.m. the Swatara Police Department was dispatched to the Dollar Tree at 3243 Paxton Street for a shooting.  Swatara officers arrived on scene and found that one victim had been shot and was transported to a local hospital by a civilian.  An investigation was initiated and found that the shooting followed a verbal altercation between a store employee and the victim.  All parties involved in this shooting have been identified and interviewed and there is no further danger to the public as a result of this incident.  This investigation continues and is being conducted by members of the Swatara Police Criminal Investigation Division and the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office.  Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact Swatara Detective Sergeant Ashley Baluh at 717-564-2550 or abaluh@swatarapolice.org.  Tips can be made on the Crimewatch website. 

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:15am

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