HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

UPDATE 10/13/2021:  The Swatara Township Police Department would like to announce the ARREST of 16-year-old STEVEN ROMAN of Steelton, Pennsylvania (pictured in this release). ROMAN has been charged as an adult with Murder and related charges. He is currently being securely held while awaiting a preliminary arraignment. This is still an active investigation and additional charges may be filed in the days that follow. Thanks to everyone who submitted tips and other information on this case! If you still have additional information please call our station at 717-564-2550 or submit the information online at SwataraPolice.org.

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UPDATE 10/12/2021:  The investigation is still very active and ongoing. Detectives have been working tirelessly towards a resolution, and would like to thank everyone who has submitted tips and other information relative to this case. We are still interested in any and all information that you might have in relation to this investigation. Please call the Swatara Township Police at 717-564-2550 to speak with a Detective. You may also submit anonymous tips at SwataraPolice.org. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in this investigation.

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UPDATE 10/8/2021:  The victim of this shooting was identified as 20-year-old Keshawn Maurice Carter of Lower Paxton Township, Harrisburg PA. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. The investigation is still very active and tips from the community have been incredibly helpful. PLEASE continue to submit any information that you might have about this incident. You can call Swatara Township Police at 717-564-2250 or submit a tip online at SwataraPolice.Org.

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On October 7th, 2021 at 8:57 p.m. Swatara Township Police were dispatched to 213 Francis L. Cadden Parkway for a reported shooting. Officers arrived quickly and found one deceased male in the parking lot. Witnesses at the scene stated they heard gunshots, and saw suspects running from the scene on foot, while other suspects left the scene in a vehicle. The area was quickly contained by responding officers and an extensive search of the area ensued. Unfortunately, the suspects were not located. The area was secured for several hours while investigators from multiple agencies interviewed witnesses and processed the crime scene. Family members of the victim were notified, but out of respect to the family the victim’s name will not be released until a later time.

This is an active investigation, and we need your help to solve this crime. If you have any information at all, please contact the Swatara Township Police at 717-564-2550. You may also submit a tip at SwataraPolice.Org (you can remain anonymous if you so desire). Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in this investigation.