A man is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor at point-blank range Sunday morning in Springettsbury Township.
Police said Spencer L. Newcomer IV, 42, of the 3800 block of Sylvan Drive, shot his neighbor, Dave Edward Wintermyer, 47, four times in the chest with a 9 mm handgun.
An autopsy on Wintermyer is planned for Monday, said York County Deputy Coroner Jeffri Goodfellow.
Newcomer and a number of neighbors phoned York County 911 about the shooting and officers arrived at the scene about 9:17 a.m., township police said.
Newcomer was arrested at the scene without incident, and Wintermyer was found lying in the street, police said.
The arresting officer asked Newcomer if he was shooter, and Newcomer replied, "Yes,"
Newcomer told the officer that "This guy (Wintermyer) has been bugging me for years," documents state.
Newcomer was arraigned Sunday night at central booking on a homicide charge and is being held at York County Prison without bail.
Shooting: The shooting came about after an ongoing feud between the two neighbors escalated. The roughly year-long argument was over Newcomer's dogs and property, a witness to the shooting told police, court documents state.
Sunday's argument started as Newcomer was backing his Chevrolet pickup truck down his driveway, a witness told police.
Witnesses told police Wintermyer was standing by his mailbox, and he and Newcomer started to argue, the documents state.
Newcomer began to drive away as he shouted and pointed his finger at Wintermyer, but Wintermyer yelled something at Newcomer and Newcomer stopped his truck. Wintermyer started walking toward the truck and Newcomer got out of the pickup, documents state.
A witness told police the two men were about four feet apart when Newcomer pulled a handgun from his pocket and fired the fatal shots, documents state.
911 call: Another witness said he and his wife ran up to Newcomer and the wounded Wintermyer just after the shooting.
The witness asked Newcomer why he shot Wintermyer, and Newcomer said Wintermyer was reaching into his pocket, documents state.
The witness said he didn't see Wintermyer reaching for his pocket, documents state.
A York County 911 dispatcher told police she spoke with Newcomer when he called to report the shooting.
His original call was disconnected, and the dispatcher called Newcomer back. After the dispatcher got Newcomer back on the line, she asked him where the shooter was and Newcomer told the dispatcher, "I'm the shooter," documents state.
The dispatcher attempted to quiz Newcomer further about the shooting but he said he couldn't get into it because a large group was forming, documents state.
Police said Wintermyer lived alone.
Marine: Benjamin Hauck, 53, who has lived in the neighborhood for 23 years, said this is the first time something like this has ever happened there.
"I didn't see it, but I heard it and what I heard was, 'pop, pop, pop,'" said Hauck. "And then I look down the street and there's a guy laying down in the street."
Hauck said he was not close with Wintermyer but he knows he served in the Marine Corps and he was a man who loved his country.
"The man always decorated for holidays," Hauck said. "Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day - he always had flags in his yard. The man loved his country."
Springettsbury Township Police Chief Thomas Hyers said three officers attempted to save Wintermyer's life, using their first aid training.
Hyers commended officers Greg Hatfield, Tom Wales and Joe Winkowski for their rescue efforts and for making the arrest without incident.Hyers said a community meeting will be held in the area where the incident took place on Monday to alleviate fears and answer questions.