Man killed in Shrewsbury shot multiple times: Autopsy

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A man shot to death in Shrewsbury Township on Sunday died as a result of gunshot wounds to the torso, according to the results of an autopsy ordered by the York County Coroner's Office on Tuesday.

Alexander Thomas, 23, of Shrewsbury, was found dead at the scene of the shooting in the 4000 block of Steltz Road around 5:15 p.m. Elizabeth Harmon, 38, of New Freedom, also wounded in the incident, and another adult and a 2-year-old child were at the scene but not injured, police said.

Police found 15 shell casings from 9mm bullets at the scene, charging document say.

Results of an autopsy Tuesday showed a Shrewsbury man died as a result of gunshot wounds to the torso.

Zachary T. Piccolo, 26, of Nottingham, Maryland, was Monday at his home after investigators spoke to several witnesses at the scene. Piccolo was charged with criminal homicide, four counts of attempted criminal homicide, four counts of recklessly endangering another person and attempting to cause serious bodily injury or causing injury with extreme indifference. A preliminary hearing in the case has not been set yet.

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Piccolo had fled the scene in a car before he was caught, police said.

The woman wounded Sunday was taken to WellSpan York Hospital, according to the coroner's office and state police. Her condition was unknown, according to the coroner’s office.

Piccolo is currently jailed in Baltimore County, waiting to be transferred to York County.

Once in York, Piccolo faces a preliminary arraignment, and a preliminary hearing before District Judge Lindy Lane Sweeney is expected to be set.

According to the coroner's office, this was the eighth homicide to occur in York County this year. Three have occurred in York City, two in West Manchester Township, one in Red Lion and one in Wrightsville.