Police: Man fired at vehicle in Fairview Twp.

  • Police say Alexander Arroyo-Vargas, of Harrisburg, fired at a vehicle in Fairview Township on Sunday.
  • Arroyo-Vargas, 22, turned himself in on Monday, and he remains in York County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.

A Harrisburg man is accused of firing a gun at a vehicle in Fairview Township, according to police.

Fairview Township Police say Alexander Arroyo-Vargas fired two to three shots at a vehicle as it was fleeing Sunday, Oct. 22.

Arroyo-Vargas, 22, whose last known address is in Harrisburg, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count each of propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle and criminal mischief.

Alexander Arroyo-Vargas

Allegations: According to police, Arroyo-Vargas had threatened the driver of the vehicle that day. He called the victim and said "I'm going to kill you the next time I see you," charging documents allege.

The victim told police he thought Arroyo-Vargas said that because Arroyo-Vargas is dating the victim's ex-girlfriend, police said.

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At about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the victim and his girlfriend dropped the victim's sister off in the first block of Meadowbrook Court, and they stopped at the exit of Meadowbrook Court facing Shauffnertown Road. While the car was stopped, the victim saw someone at his door, later identified as Arroyo-Vargas, documents state. 

Police say Arroyo-Vargas tried to open the car door.

The victim then accelerated to get away, and he heard two to three gunshots ring out, court documents state. Police say the victim's car was struck several times.

"(The victim) advised that he was trying to get away as fast as he could 'so he didn't kill me,'" Officer Chad Bowman wrote in charging documents.

The victim told police he was certain Arroyo-Vargas shot at him, police said. 

Charges were filed for Arroyo-Vargas Monday, Oct. 23, and he turned himself in that night, according to police.

He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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