Police: Man fired gun at woman in York City

Keith Allen Hetrick Jr.

A York City man was sent to York County Prison without bail after police said he fired his gun at someone during an incident in York City on Sunday night.

York City Police said in a news release that Keith Hetrick Jr. pointed a gun at a woman about 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

The gun was swatted away from him, and the gun fired, according to court documents. As the victim ran away, she heard two more gunshots, police said..

Hetrick, 33, of the 900 block of West King Street, is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, prohibited possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, possessing a firearm with an altered number and misdemeanor charges of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Incident: Police said Hetrick was arguing with the woman in the 800 block of West Locust Street when the argument became violent.

Hetrick punched her in the face and then choked her, according to charging documents.

Police said he pulled a gun on her, but she hit it away and heard the gun fire.

She heard two more gunshots as she fled, officials said.

When police arrived Hetrick was gone, but authorities found him on a couch in  a nearby home, court documents state.

Authorities also found a gun with a destroyed serial number on it, according to police. 

Hetrick was found guilty of a felony in 2015 and is not allowed to own a gun.

He started a fire in a warehouse in the 700 block of West Philadelphia Street in March 2014. That fire destroyed six York City properties and displaced about a dozen people.

In 2015, he pleaded guilty to arson of an unoccupied structure and risking a catastrophe. He was sentenced to two to six years in prison and ordered to pay $145,377.65 in restitution.

Hetrick's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 16 at District Judge Joel Toluba's office.

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