Lower Swatara police officer released from hospital, recovering from shooting


MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) — A Lower Swatara Township police officer who was shot while rescuing a woman from a domestic violence incident has been released from a hospital.

Timothy Shea is recovering at home with his family. The police department released a statement on its Facebook page, saying Shea and his partner are doing well, considering everything they went through.

Shea and Officer Josh Malott were dispatched late Monday to the 100 block of Bentley Lane where the woman reportedly was being held against her will.

When the officers entered a home, police said Andrew Park fired two shots and one bullet struck Shea in his leg. Shea and Malott were able to help the woman escape the home without further injury.

Andrew Park

Police said Park entered the home to assault a former girlfriend and remained inside after she was rescued. He was arrested after an hours-long standoff.

Park, 47, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, and burglary, all felonies. He also is charged with misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, strangulation, reckless endangerment, and simple assault.

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