UPDATE 3-14-2022, Shooting Investigation and arrest

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UPDATE 3-14-2022

During the past month Swatara Detectives have continued our investigation of this case.  We are attempting to identify the male in the attached photo for questioning.  If you can assist with the identification of this male, please contact the Swatara Township Police at 717-564-2550, through email at pcorkle@swatarapolice.org or leave a tip through the CrimeWatch website.  

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On February 16, 2022 at 1909 hours, the Swatara Township Police were dispatched to a report of a shooting that occurred in the 3500 block of Paxton Street.  When Officers arrived they did not locate the involved individuals, but did locate spent casings.  

An immediate investigation by Patrol Officers and Detectives was able to identify the individuals involved in this incident.  An arrest warrant was obtained for Richard Blazevic III (White Male, 34 years old of Steelton, Pa) and he was taken into custody a short time later with the assistance of the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team and the Steelton Borough Police Department.  Blazevic is charged with Criminal Attempt Homicide, Criminal Conspiracy to commit Homicide, Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Simple Assault.  Blazevic was transported to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where he awaits arraignment.    

The investigation determined that this was a targeted act and the public is not in danger.  The victim was found unharmed.    

If you can provide any information that would assist in this investigation, please contact us at 717-564-2550 or leave a tip through the CrimeWatch portal (swatarapolice.org). 

Reference Incident # 22-0001692

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

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22-0001692

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