N. Hopewell Twp. woman's shooting death ruled homicide

Christopher Dornblaser

The death of a North Hopewell Township woman apparently hit by a stray bullet Saturday has been ruled a homicide, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Nancy Folcomer, 55, of Stine Hill Road, was shot about 3:45 p.m. Saturday as she was riding in a car driven by her husband, according to state police. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:32 p.m.

Nancy Folcomer

It happened as they were driving along the 2500 block of Myers School Road in North Hopewell Township, police said. That's just a mile or so from Folcomer's home.

An autopsy conducted at Lehigh Valley Hospital on Wednesday revealed Folcomer's death was caused by a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the coroner's office, which deemed the manner to be homicide.

PSP probe into deadly shooting of N. Hopewell woman could take months

The background: State troopers investigating the death have sent the bullet to a crime lab for ballistics evaluation, Trooper Brent Miller, a state police spokesman, said earlier this week.

"They've got to match up the (fatal) bullet with the gun that was used," he said. "That could take a couple of months."

Also, state police are doing more interviews, he said, and a full reconstruction of the scene is being done. The reconstruction also could take a couple of months, Miller said.

He noted that charges won't be filed until after the state police investigation is complete.

Shooting: On Saturday, troopers determined two men — ages 21 and 42 — were firing a 9 mm pistol in the area when one of the rounds struck Folcomer, police said. The bullet entered her shoulder, according to police.

The men are being investigated for suspected reckless disregard of firearm safety, Miller said.

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