Police release the name of intruder shot and killed in home invasion in Lower Paxton Township

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LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa -- Police in Dauphin County are investigating a home invasion in which the intruder was shot and killed by the homeowner.

Update: The intruder has now been identified as Servando Santos, 23, of York. Witnesses reported that they saw Santos walk from another home on Fairway lane, where police believe he was involved in a disturbance that left a woman critically injured, to the second home where he was subsequently shot and killed.

Police say Santos forced his way into the home, and was confronted by the homeowner, who warned Santos that he was armed. Santos continued into the home, and the owner fired several shots, one of which hit Santos in the abdomen. He then, according to a release from police, continued further into the home despite being shot, and engaged in a struggle with other people in the home, before being subdued shortly before police arrived on scene.

When police arrived, Santos continued struggling with officers, and was taken into custody. He was then given immediate medical attention and transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injury.

The female believed to be assaulted by Santos at the first residence remains in the hospital in critical condition. Her name is not being released at this time.

Previous Story: Lower Paxton Township Police say they responded to a hang up call in the 2000 block of Fairway Lane, for reports of a man beating another with a baseball bat in the driveway.

While en route to Fairway Lane, there was a report of a man attempting to break into another residence, several houses down from the original call.

When police arrived, they found the suspect inside the second residence, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police say the suspect forced his way into the home with a baseball bat, and was met by the homeowner who shot him.  The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

When officers arrived at the initial callers residence and found an elderly woman suffering from head trauma. She was taken to Hershey Medical Center. Her condition is unknown.

Police are unsure how the elderly woman became injured, but believe that a domestic dispute occurred between a resident of the home and the suspect.

Police have determined that there is no threat to public safety as a result of this incident.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Lower Paxton Township Police Department at 717-657-5656 and request Sergeant Taylor or Corporal Witmer.

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