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Police: Penn Twp. attempted homicide suspect arrested after shootout; another man dies

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

A man wanted for attempted homicide in Penn Township was arrested Monday following a pursuit and shootout that left another man dead, police said.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office arrested David Robert Leatherman, who allegedly shot and critically wounded a man Oct. 7 in Penn Township, police said. 

Pennsylvania State Police spoke to Frederick County authorities at 2:30 p.m. Monday to request assistance for a vehicle pursuit of Leatherman and his passenger, Bryan Paul Selmer, who were driving a stolen truck, according to a news release.

David Robert Leatherman

The chase began on Route 15 in Adams County and crossed into Frederick County, Maryland.

During the pursuit, Leatherman and Selmer began shooting at police cars chasing them, disabling a Cumberland Township Police car, the release said.

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The pair soon crashed into a median and fled on foot, though Leatherman was quickly apprehended, police said. 

During the pursuit, Selmer was confronted by police on the Silo Hill Parkway near an Exxon and McDonald's. He "abruptly" turned toward officers and took a shooting stance "consistent with a person holding a firearm."

"FSCO deputies discharged their firearms and struck Selmer," the release said.

Officers on the scene provided medical aid to Selmer before he was taken to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he later died, police said.

Leatherman declined to waive extradition in a bond review before District Judge Dino Flores Jr. Monday afternoon, according to a news release.

He will be held without bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center pending a future court date, the release added.

Police involved in the shooting are on routine administrative leave, according to the news release.

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