York City man shot, killed in Harrisburg-area home invasion

  • Police say a York City man was shot and killed after he broke into a Harrisburg home Sunday.
  • Police say he also assaulted an elderly woman before breaking into a residence in Lower Paxton Township.
  • Servando Santos was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injury.

A York City man was shot and killed after police say he broke into a Harrisburg-area residence over the weekend.

Lower Paxton Township Police say Servando Santos, 23, of the 600 block of West Market Street, was shot after he forcibly entered a home in the 2000 block of Fairway Lane on Sunday, Sept. 10.

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Santos had assaulted a woman about 6 a.m. Sunday on that block, police said. He then walked over to another residence on that block and forced himself in through the front door with a baseball bat, police said.


The homeowner told Santos he was armed, but Santos continued to go into the residence, and police say several shots were fired, one of which hit Santos in the abdomen.

Even though he was shot, Santos continued into the home, and police say a brief struggle happened. Family members inside the home were able to subdue Santos until he was taken into custody.

Santos was given immediate medical attention and was taken to PinnacleHealth Community General Osteopathic Hospital, where he died from his injury, police said. The woman assaulted in the first home is in critical condition at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, police said. The woman, whose name has not yet been released, is elderly, according to officials. Police say it is believed there was a domestic dispute between the woman and Santos.

The police department stressed that the incident was isolated, and that there is no additional safety threat.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Lower Paxton Township Police at 717-657-5656 and request Sgt. Taylor or Cpl. Witmer. People also can send a tip through the department's website.

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