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Neighbors react to Penn National jockey accused of shooting man in Dauphin Co.

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EAST HANOVER TWP., Pa. -- A Penn National jockey is being charged with aggravated assault and attempted homicide after police said he shot a man in the chest in Dauphin County.

According to court documents, Luis Belmonte shot Dylonn Miller at his home in East Hanover Township.

Police said 20-year-old Miller was shot in the chest and pistol-whipped by Belmonte. The incident happened on the 200-block of Saginaw Street, where Miller lives. A neighbor who did not want to be identified said she was home during the shooting.

"It was about three o'clock in the afternoon. I heard a loud sound that I thought was perhaps a rock hitting my home," the neighbor said.

She went outside to check out what happened.

"And next thing I know there's about eight cop cars and police tape and a whole lot going on," she said.

According to court documents, 40-year-old Belmonte was identified by Miller's girlfriend. She said she was with Miller when Belmonte shot him.

Fran Chardo, the Dauphin Co. First Assistant District Attorney, said, "This related to an altercation the other night and resulted in rather serious injuries."

Miller's girlfriend told police Belmonte's son witnessed the shooting, but he denied any knowledge of the crime to police.

People who live in the area told us they are concerned that the incident happened in their neighborhood.

"This gives mobile home parks a bad name. There's some very good people here. But that particular home has been trouble the whole time I've lived here," a neighbor said.

But officials said they don't have a motive for the shooting, but neighbors told us they think drugs are involved.

"We're still in the process of conducting the investigation, which is being led by Pennsylvania State Police," Chardo said.


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