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Southwestern Regional Police Department
Thursday January 14th, 2016 :: 01:11 p.m. EST


UPDATE/////////North Codorus Resident is Shot by an Apparent Stray Bullet

UPDATE (01.14.16)
The information previously listed below in this case is still valid. It has been three (3) months since the victim was shot. He has fully recovered. Unfortunately, we cannot tell him or his family why this happened or who fired the shot.

We have used every means available through forensic labs to assist in determining the details of the incident to include sending several bullets and the victim's clothing to a forensic lab in an effort to obtain specific facts of this case.

What we know is that the bullet entered the victim's mid torso. The injury from the bullet was slight compared to what is expected from a high powered firearm. The reason is either because the bullet traveled a great distance and lost it's velocity or the round was fired from a closer distance and the bullet struck another object prior to striking the victim; thereby causing less impact.

We are hoping that anyone with information would contact the Southwestern Regional Police at 717-225-1333 x101, or, anonymously via our web site, or through York County Emergency Services at 717.854.5571.
A resident visiting his parent's home in the 2000 blk. of Martin Rd., in North Codorus Twp. was hit by a bullet fired from a rifle while standing in their yard on 10.26.15, Monday afternoon at 1:25 pm. It is believed at this point that the incident was accidental but we do not know the identity of the shooter

Jeremy Dettinger, 24 YOA, also of Spring Grove, North Codorus Twp., was walking in their yard and suddenly felt a pain in his back and fell to the ground. A friend who was with him called York County 911.

The victim underwent surgery at York Hospital to remove the bullet and it was at that time that it was discovered that the round fired was from a rifle. Extensive work will be performed in an attempt to determine the approximate location from where the round was fired but it is clear that it was fired from a mile or more away from the scene. The victim would have sustained more severe injury if the rifle had been fired from a closer range. The victim is expected to fully recover .

Because of the great distance that the bullet traveled, It is believed that the shooter is not aware that a person was hit by the round. Anyone who may have additional information in regard to this case is asked to call Southwestern Regional Police at 717.225.1333 ext. 100, or email us via our website at, or call York County 911 at 717-840-5571.

Southwestern Regional Police Department
6115 Thoman Dr
Spring Grove, PA 17362

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