Cumberland County, Pa., man charged in Chambersburg shooting in custody

August 03, 2013
  • Kevin D. Rouner
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Cumberland County, Pa., man charged in the July 18 murder of a Chambersburg man who was shot in front of his West King Street home was taken into custody Saturday in Florida, according to a Chambersburg Police Department news release.

Kevin D. Rouner, 37, of Old State Road in Gardners, Pa., surrendered to police in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday at about 2 p.m., Detective Scott A. Mummert said in the release.

Rouner is being held at the Duval County (Fla.) Detention Center pending extradition back to Pennsylvania, Mummert said.

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Rouner charging him with first-degree murder in the slaying of 44-year-old David W. Gipe.

On July 18, Chambersburg police were called to the 300 block of West King Street for a reported hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian, and found Gipe’s body.

Police determined that Gipe had been shot and killed after he exited his parked vehicle sometime between 11 and 11:15 p.m., police said.

Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold would not comment Friday on a motive for the slaying, but said “the victim was the target of the crime.”

Rouner has no criminal record in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, according to the Pennsylvania Judiciary website.

In 2012, a bank filed a claim against Rouner in Magisterial District Court in Cumberland County and was awarded a default judgment for $1,009.99 and costs.

Rouner registered to vote at the Old State Road address in 2008, according to Cumberland County Voter Registration Office records.

The firearm used in the killing had not been recovered as of Friday, and police said it was not known whether it might be in Rouner’s possession, Arnold said Friday.

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