Police seek info on 2015 North Codorus Twp. shooting

Christopher Dornblaser
  • The person responsible for shooting a man in North Codorus Township in 2015 is still being sought.
  • The shot, called "one in a million," hit the victim in the left buttock.
  • SWRPD are asking people with information on the incident to call 911 or (717) 854-5571.

After more than a year, Southwestern Regional Police still do not know who is responsible for shooting a man in North Corodus Township.

About 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2015,  Jeremy Dettinger, now 26, of the Spring Grove area, was shot in the left buttock in what police said was a "one in a million" shooting.

Shooting: Dettinger was at his parents' home in the 2100 block Martin Road with a friend, pouring concrete for a new pole building, he told the York Dispatch in January 2016. While waiting for the concrete to dry, they decided to do some target shooting at his parents' private shooting range on the property.

He said they were shooting for about 10 minutes, and as they were walking back, someone else started shooting.

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They heard about three gunshots, he has said.

Dettinger said he had a long recovery.

"It took about a month to completely heal," he said. "But it could've been serious. One inch to the left or right could have changed things a lot."

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Investigation: Shortly after the incident, Police Chief Greg Bean called it a "one in a million" shot, saying that Dettinger was in the "wrong place at the wrong time."

In the 15 months since the shooting, Southwestern Regional Police have not been able to find the shooter. On Thursday the department sent out a news release asking for the public's assistance.

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"The department has not been able to determine who the shooter was and whether or not this was an accidental shooting or at the very least, very reckless actions by the shooter," the release states.

Police said they determined the shots came from north of the property, in the area of Stoverstown Road and Firehall Road.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Southwestern Regional Police through the York County 911 nonemergency number, 717-854-5571.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.