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Police: York City man survives shotgun blast to face

Liz Evans Scolforo
505-5429/@LizScolforoYD
  • Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call York City Police at (717) 846-1234.
  • Tips also can be submitted by texting "yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

A York City man is expected to survive after being shot in the face with pellets from a shotgun blast early Thursday morning, police said.

York City Police said Reginald Taylor was shot in the face in the 400 block of Park Street on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. He's expected to survive.
(Photo courtesy of Erin Thompson)

Reginald Taylor, 47, was in the 400 block of Park Street about 4:45 a.m. when gunfire rang out, according to York City Police Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the detective bureau.

"We think he was going to work," Bankert said, adding Taylor lives on Park Street.

No one saw the shooting, although people reported hearing voices before the shotgun blast, the lieutenant said.

"There was an argument heard by witnesses, but not seen," Bankert said. "We think it's not random, that he was targeted."

Motive for York City homicide still unclear

Taylor was rushed to York Hospital by ambulance, according to Bankert.

His hospital condition could not be obtained, but Bankert said detectives are being told Taylor will survive the attack.

"We have several leads," Bankert said, and an idea of what the motive might be. However, he said he can't yet discuss those leads publicly.

Detectives have not yet been able to speak with Taylor, the lieutenant said, adding that might not happen for a few days.

Bankert did say Thursday morning's shooting isn't believed to be related to the Saturday-morning homicide of Eugene Brabham, 36, of West Maple Street, who was shot in the armpit and hip in the 200 block of South Pine Street.

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Bankert said detectives believe Brabham was engaged in a dispute or was being robbed when he was shot.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the shooter's identity is asked to call York City Police at (717) 846-1234 or to text "yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.