A 40-year-old York City woman somehow dodged bullets as she fled for her life down the stairs of her home Wednesday morning.
Her live-in boyfriend, Melvin A. Trottman, is now in county prison on $150,000 bail, charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, possessing a firearm with an altered or destroyed serial number and carrying a firearm without a license.
Gordon and Trottman were arguing in their third-floor bedroom inside their 235 Chestnut St. home about 10:30 a.m. when Trottman pulled out a gun and pointed it at Gordon's head, according to York City Police Capt. Russ Tschopp.
Trottman fired several bullets at Gordon as she ran down the stairs of their bedroom, but none hit her, the captain said.
Trottman refused to come out of his home when officers arrived, Tschopp said.
Officers set up a perimeter and were going to bring in a negotiator, but patrol officers successfully convinced Trottman to come out and surrender, Tschopp said.