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Steelton teen arrested for allegedly killing a man at Dauphin County apartment complex

The victim has been identified as Keyshawn Maurice Carter, 20, of Lower Paxton Township, police say.
Credit: Swatara Township Police Department

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — Update (Oct. 13): Swatara Township police have arrested 16-year-old Steven Roman from Steelton, charging him as an adult with murder.

Update (1:25 p.m.): The victim of this shooting was identified as 20-year-old Keshawn Maurice Carter of Lower Paxton Township, Swatara Township Police said Friday afternoon.

The investigation remains active.


A shooting at a Dauphin County apartment complex has left one man dead.

According to a police report, on Oct. 7 around 9 p.m., police were dispatched to a Swatara Township apartment complex in the 200 block of Francis L. Cadden Parkway for a reported shooting.

Upon arrival, authorities discovered one man dead in the parking lot of the complex. 

"I seen a body covered up in a plastic bag it was dark, I couldn't really see," said Neighbor Ron Messick.

Messick, who've lived in the complex for two years, said heard a booming noises.

"I heard a loud bang and thought it was a car backfiring," said Messick.

The area was quickly contained and searched by the responding officers, but the suspects were not located.

Family members were notified of the victim's death. His identity will not be released at this time, according to police.

The Swatara Township Police Department is currently investigating. Anyone with information can contact them at 717-564-2550.

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