Man accused of shooting at brother and police officer in Conewago Twp. charged with attempted homicide

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Eduardo M. Portell Llanos

CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY-A 22-year-old man involved in a shootout with his brother and a police officer in Conewago Township on Wednesday has been charged with attempted homicide, according to court documents.

Authorities charged Eduardo Manuel Portell-Llanos, 22, with two counts of criminal attempted homicide, assault of law enforcement officer, two counts of aggravated assault, burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal attempted theft by unlawful taking, firearms not to be carried without a license, four counts of recklessly endangering another person and driving while operating privileges are suspended. He was arraigned Thursday and taken to York County Prison in lieu of $750,000 bail.

It all unfolded around 11:08 a.m. on Wednesday morning when Portell-Llanos rammed his brother’s vehicle and shot at him as they were driving north on Susquehanna Trail near Smith Road in Conewago Township, according to the affidavit. During an interview with police,  Portell-Llanos said he was angry with his brother. He also admitted to stealing the gun from his roommate earlier that morning, court documents state.

Roque-Llanos fled after parking his vehicle in a wooded area near a development along Old Stone Way. Not far behind, was Portell-Llanos who pulled up behind his brother’s vehicle and ran in a different direction to nearby development.

According to court documents, Portell-Llanos entered an unlocked home along the 1000 block of Sylvan Way looking for his brother. A short time later, a Northern York County Regional Police officer arrived at the scene and found Portell-Llanos in the basement. Thinking the officer was his brother, Portell-Llanos fired a shot at him, court documents state. The officer fired his gun three times and hit Portell-Llanos in the buttocks, according to the affidavit. He was taken to York Hospital for treatment and subsequently transferred to York County Prison.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 18.

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