SHOTS FIRED

Incident:   2208004829

Type:     SHOTS FIRED

Time Received:   08/05/2022 00:50:53

Status: COMPLETE

Service: POLICE

NLCRPD Patrol District Assignment:     L86 SECTOR 33 MANHEIM AUCTION

Primary Agency: NORTHERN LANCASTER COUNTY REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Responsible Unit:   P86-8

Incident Location:   1600 BLK JUNCTION ROAD

Municipality:   PENN TOWNSHIP

Cross-Streets:   WAREHOUSE RD/MUNICIPAL LINE

August 5, 2022 @ 00:50 hours NLCRPD Officers responded to the 1600 block of Auction Road in Penn Township for a “shooting” that had just occurred. On investigation, Officers learned that William BONANNO of Manheim had observed a suspicious person walking near his vehicle, parked outside. BONANNO, armed with a firearm, exited his home to investigate.  BONANNO located two people sitting inside a vehicle near his property. BONANNO watched the persons exit the vehicle and walk towards a nearby apartment. Suspecting the occupants were involved in criminal activity, BONANNO confronted the two subjects and a verbal altercation ensued. BONANNO alleged that he ‘felt in danger for his life’, brandished his firearm, and fired a “warning shot” in the direction of one of the subjects.  BONANNO was taken into custody without incident and transported to NLCRPD where he was processed and charged, associated with recklessly endangering another person and simple assault. The firearm involved was recovered.