A 21-year-old Harrisburg man has been jailed on charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault stemming from an attack on young women, city police said.
Jason Franklin, 21, of the 600 block of Ross Street, was taken into custody Saturday night following the incident in the 500 block of Emerald Street.
Police said an 18-year-old Harrisburg woman and a 17-year-old from Penbrook reported that they confronted Franklin when they saw him assaulting another young woman, but he repeatedly punched one of them and tried to hit the other.
Franklin then fired several shots from a handgun when the girls
called family members for help, police said.
One victim suffered bruises to her face and head and broken glasses as a result of Franklin punching her, according to police.
In addition to attempted homicide and aggravated assault, he was charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, flight to avoid apprehension, loitering and prowling, criminal mischief, and firearms offenses.