Pa. man arrested in Feb. 7 shooting

February 16, 2008|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- A Harrisonville, Pa., man charged with attempted murder who had evaded police for more than a week was arrested Friday in Chambersburg, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Gregory Aaron Rouzer, 40, of 1291 Possum Hollow Road, was arrested Friday night without incident near Chambersburg Hospital, Pennsylvania State Trooper Richard Cutchall said.

Rouzer had been charged in the shooting of a man outside a man's home that occurred on the morning of Feb. 7.

Cutchall said he did not know why Rouzer was in Chambersburg near the hospital and would not elaborate on the details of the arrest, but said Rouzer went into custody without a struggle.


Rouzer was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge T.R. Williams on charges of criminal attempted murder and aggravated assault.

He is being held at the Franklin County Jail on $1 million bail.

Police have not released the name of the victim or talked about a possible motive for the shooting.

Schools in Fulton County were locked down for two days after the shooting, which occurred in the 3000 block of Sipes Mill Road in Belfast Township.

Police said Rouzer went onto the man's property with a .22-caliber rifle and the man came out of his house with a shotgun.

Trooper David McGarvey told The Herald-Mail last week that Rouzer fired and struck the man and that the man returned fire.

The man was shot in the neck, upper left arm and elbow, police said. He was taken to York (Pa.) Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, McGarvey said.

Police searched Rouzer's mobile home after the shooting, but were unable to find him.

Both Fulton County schools and schools in the Greencastle-Antrim School District were locked down in the days following the shooting.

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