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Police charged man with criminal homicide for shooting and killing a woman in Dauphin County

Police have charged Brian McCullough Jr. with one count of criminal homicide following a domestic incident on Dec. 28, where McCullough shot and killed Erika King.
Credit: Dauphin County

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Police have charged a Harrisburg man with shooting and killing a woman during a domestic incident in the city Tuesday night.

Brian Keith McCullough Jr., 36, of the 200 block of S. 20th Street, is charged with one count of criminal homicide in the death of Erika King, who was shot several times in front of her daughter in a home on the 1800 block of Boas Street, according to Harrisburg Police.

King later died of injuries sustained in the shooting, police say.

According to police, on Dec. 28 around 9:29 p.m., officers responded to a home on the 1800 block of Boas Street for a report of a domestic incident involving a firearm.

Once they arrived, police said they heard several gun shots coming from the residence. Shortly after, authorities discovered King dead inside the home as a result from being shot multiple times. 

According to police, McCullough Jr. entered the residence on Boas Street, shot King several times, and then fled from the home before being detained shortly after by Harrisburg Police. 

McCullough has since been charged with one count of criminal homicide, confirmed Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo. 

According to court documents, McCullough is currently awaiting his preliminary hearing.

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