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Police ID suspects in Lower Allen shooting, pursuit

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Daniel Alfredo Negron-Rosario (left) and Alberto Xavier Rodriguez-Rivera Daniel Alfredo Negron-Rosario (left) and Alberto Xavier Rodriguez-Rivera

State police have identified two men arrested for an incident where a gunshot was fired at a trooper during a pursuit in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County.

Daniel Alfredo Negron-Rosario, 27, of Harrisburg, has been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering for firing a rifle at the trooper Wednesday afternoon on Hartzdale Drive behind the Capital City Mall, police said in court documents.

Alberto Xavier Rodriguez-Rivera, 24, also of Harrisburg, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering, fleeing and eluding and traffic violations, the documents state.

Rodriguez-Rivera was driving a black Nissan Maxima that had an expired registration plate when the trooper, in an unmarked patrol car, attempted to stop him on Route 11/15, the criminal complaint states.

Rodriguez-Rivera refused to pull over and instead exited at Lower Allen Drive, then continued to Simpson Ferry Road and Hartzdale Drive where Negron-Rosario stood up through the Nissan's sunroof and pointed the rifle at the trooper, the complaint states.

The trooper heard a single shot as he was ducked behind the dash and continued to pursue the Nissan until Rodriguez-Rivera crashed into a business park. The two suspects fled on foot into a wooded area and were eventually captured, according to the complaint.

A 7mm rifle equipped with a scope and loaded with two rounds, as well as a box of ammunition for the gun, was found in the woods, police said in the document.

No police officers were injured.

Negron-Rosario was denied bail, while bail for Rodriguez-Rivera was set at $500,000.

Township officials during the search for the suspects had used automated telephone calls to urge residents in the area of Rossmoyne Manor to stay indoors and lock all doors and windows until further notice.

Anyone who may have witnessed the pursuit or shooting is asked to call the state police Carlisle Barracks at 717-254-4701.


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