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PA Bill Number: HB2759

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Aug 9, 2022

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Pennsylvania Self-Defense: Naked intruder shot to death after assaulting elderly couple in their home, police say :: 12/22/2021

State police received numerous calls Wednesday morning about a man acting erratically in the 800 block of Green Springs Road in Berwick Township, near Abbottstown. He was trying to enter an occupied home and banging on cars on the road, forcing traffic to stop.

As troopers were responding to the scene, Shaffer went to the home of the married couple in their late 70s. He entered the home only wearing a shirt and began hitting the elderly man with his fists.

The husband told his wife to retrieve a gun from the nearby bedroom. As she went to get it, Shaffer followed her.

He then assaulted the woman as her husband entered the room.

The husband was able to grab the firearm and fired multiple shots at Shaffer. 

The wife sustained significant injuries in the attack and is in critical condition, state police said.

She is in need of thoughts and prayers, Maygar said.

"It's a very unfortunate incident for a married couple in their late 70s just trying to enjoy their day," he said.

The husband, who also suffered multiple injuries, is stable, state police said.

The criminal investigation remains ongoing. Investigators are still trying to piece together what happened. State police have been able to interview the husband but not the wife.

Shaffer had been wearing shorts and underwear, but he took them off for unknown reasons before entering the couple's home, state police said. The front door was unlocked, and the two were sitting in their living room.

When the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to Adams County District Attorney Brian Sinnett to determine if any charges are warranted