Charges filed in August shooting in York City
- York City Police have filed charges for Devin Zeigler, accused of shooting a man in August
- Witnesses say his victim shot first
York City Police have filed charges against a man they claim was involved in a shooting in August.
Devin Michael Zeigler, 19, 820 11th Ave., will be charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment and one count of carrying a firearm without a license, according to charging documents. As of Thursday afternoon, Zeigler had not been arrested. according to online court records.
Police say Zeigler shot at a man during an argument in the summer, and during the argument both he and the other man ended up with gunshot wounds.
The shooting: The investigation stems from a shooting that occurred Aug. 11, where two victims, Ziegler and Zane Senft, 20, of Lebanon, went to York Hospital for gunshot wounds, documents allege. Police say the shooting happened in the 100 block of Hamilton Avenue.
Senft had a gunshot wound to the back, and Ziegler was found with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. Neither would cooperate with investigators, York City Police Lt. Troy Bankert said at the time.
According to police, Senft and three others were driving around the city when one passenger made a call to meet with someone. The driver told police that they parked, and the passenger who made the call left the car and came back with two white males, who approached the driver's side of the car. The driver said shots were fired at her car, and Senft was shot in the back, police said. The driver then drove Senft to the hospital.
The woman who made the call told police she met with Zeigler to smoke marijuana, police said. She told police Zeigler approached Senft and told him to get out of the car, according to charging documents.
When police spoke with Senft, he stated the same as the driver, police said. Senft said while he and Ziegler were arguing, Zeigler reached into the pocket of his sweatshirt and pulled out a gun, according to documents.
Senft then pulled out his gun and fired one shot, documents state. Senft then told the driver to leave, and, as they were leaving, shots were fired, and Senft was hit.
The passenger who made the call told authorities that Zeigler apologized to the driver for shooting at the car but said that Senft had shot first, police said.
It is not immediately clear if Senft has been charged in the incident.
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