Police: Man charged after being shot in York City

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

A York City man who was shot in the arm and abdomen during a fight Friday night was later arrested on felony gun and drug charges, said York City Police.

Eugene Robert Hampton, 34, is charged with attempted aggravated assault, possession with the intent to deliver, felons not to possess a firearm and firearms not to be carried without a license, all felonies.

At 11:37 p.m Friday, York City Police were called to the 600 block of West Locust Street for reports of shots fired. Once on scene, officers found that Hampton had been taken to York Hospital with injuries.

According to witnesses, Hampton had attended a birthday party near where the shooting took place. Shortly after he left the party, gunshots could be heard from the street, according to charging documents.

Eugene Hampton

York City Police later reviewed surveillance footage that showed Hampton fighting with two other people. While Hampton attempted to punch one, the other fired two shots that struck him, police said.

"As Eugene Hampton was on the ground, he fired one gunshot at the two subjects running from the scene," charging documents allege. "The witnesses then came out and helped Eugene Hampton into the passenger side of his vehicle and one person drove him to York Hospital." 

While investigating the incident, York City Police obtained a search warrant for Hampton's car, where 111 grams of marijuana was found in three separate plastic bags. A digital scale and several phones were also found, police said.

In 2016, Hampton pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge, which prohibits him from owning a gun, charging documents state.

Hampton was released Tuesday after posting $100,000 bail, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 22.

Anybody with information regarding this incident can contact York City Police at  ‪717-846-1234 or submit a tip to ‪717-849-2204.

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Hampton was charged after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home and robbing her last September, according to police.

York Area Regional Police said he kicked down her door and stole two phones while she was in her home.

That case was waived to court, and he was released on $90,000 bail while awaiting trial, according to online records.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.