Police investigate Fairview Twp. home invasion

Christopher Dornblaser

Police say a man was able to fend off two home invaders early by Thursday morning taking a gun away from one of them and possibly shooting him.

Fairview Township Police say that around 12:30 a.m., two masked men entered a home at the Meadowbrook Trailer Park and assaulted a husband and wife in their 50s.

According to police, the wife was assaulted by the first intruder and the husband was struck on the head with a handgun by the second intruder. During the assault, the husband attempted to grab the gun from the second intruder, firing three shots in the process.

Eventually the husband was able to get control of the gun, and the two invaders fled the scene, police said. The intruders left in an unknown vehicle on Shauffnertown Road.

The husband and wife had injuries to their heads but did not require immediate treatment at a hospital, according to police.

Police say they believe one of the two intruders might have been shot because blood was found outside the home.

Departments from Newberry Township, Carroll Township, Lower Allen Township and New Cumberland, as well as Capitol Police, state police and the York County Detective Bureau, assisted with the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact them at (717) 901-5267. York County Crime Stoppers said anyone who comes forward with information is eligible to receive a cash reward; anyone can call that organization's anonymous tip line at 755-TIPS or text YORKTIPS and then the message to 274637.

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