Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mount Joy man facing 108 charges, including multiple attempted homicide counts privateofficer.com

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Londonderry Township PA March 26 2017 A Mount Joy man is facing 108 charges, including multiple attempted homicide counts, after police said he triggered a shootout at a Londonderry Township bar that left four people injured, two critically - including himself, early Friday.
The incident started just after 1:30 a.m. when security asked Tanner Allen Stark, 21, to leave the River House Bar & Grill, 2495 E. Harrisburg Pike, because he was carrying a gun, according to charging documents filed in the case.
Two security guards escorted Stark, a weekly regular who had been told about not to carry a firearm in the bar before, from the restaurant to a front deck, police said. When the three walked outside, Tanner became belligerent and started to shout obscenities at the security guards as he walked away, police said.
As he left the deck, a security guard told police that he heard Stark "rack the slide" of a gun. Shortly after, he fired a volley of shots, with one of the bullets missing a security guard by about 12 inches, police said. Three of the gunshots damaged the building, and one struck an unidentified 21-year-old male victim in the leg as he was standing on the deck, charging documents state.
Security called police, and Stark fled toward a wooded area along the perimeter of the parking lot, an unidentified witness told police.
Just after Tanner fired the first round of shots, the witness said two men exited the bar and walked toward the wooded area, according to police.
The witness said he then saw Tanner appear along the tree line, and when the two men reached him, they started to talk.
"They weren't yelling at each other, or anything, and then all of a sudden, I hear shooting," said the witness, who retreated into the bar when the shots rang out.
When state police troopers arrived, they found a gruesome scene in the rear parking lot, where a crowd had gathered. 
Troopers found two 34-year-old male victims, one of which who suffered a major gunshot wound to the chest. The other injured victim sustained a leg injury during the melee, but was not shot, police said.
The man shot in the chest was unresponsive and his shirt was saturated with blood. Police said they found the two men close to each other, next to three guns lying in the parking lot.
Police were told that Tanner was unaccounted for. The troopers were pointed toward the wooded area where the last gunfire erupted.
As they searched, troopers said they found Tanner under a flatbed semi-trailer protruding from the tree line.
He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the chest that left his shirt soaked in blood.
When they reached Tanner, who smelled of alcohol, he was conscious and alert, police said. Troopers said they asked him where his gun was at.
He told them that he was armed with a Glock 19 handgun, but the troopers could not find it on him, police said.
When the victims were discovered, EMS was immediately called to the scene, police said.
Tanner and the other victim who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest were rushed to Hershey Medical Center in critical condition.
The man shot in the leg refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

Stark was arraigned at the hospital Friday afternoon. His preliminary hearing is scheduled before Magisterial District Judge David H. Judy on April 6, according to court records.
PennLive.com

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