Man injured after failed break-in attempt in Swatara Township, police investigating


SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A suspect has been charged and arrested for an unsuccessful break-in attempt in Swatara Township.

Swatara Township Police have charged and arrested 33-year-old Lareese Rashawn Dean of Harrisburg with Criminal Attempt Burglary and is in Dauphin County Prison.

Just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday night, police responded to reports of a shooting at the Chestnut Pointe apartment complex. When they arrived, a male was found with minor injuries to his left arm.

An initial investigation found that the man was allegedly attempting to break into one of the apartments which police say was “occupied by a female acquaintance.” Police say the woman then shot towards the man where he was supposedly injured by the glass that was broken when the bullet struck the window.

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Police say they have recovered the firearm and that the woman has been cooperative with the investigation. Police also say the woman is not expected to be charged.

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