Homeowner fatally shoots suspect beating elderly woman with baseball bat
By Jennifer Cruz
Police investigate following a disturbance in a community that left an elderly woman badly beaten and her attacker fatally shot. (Photo: Steve Marroni / PennLive)
An elderly woman remains in critical condition after she was beaten with a baseball bat outside of her home in Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania, Sunday morning before her attacker was fatally shot by an armed neighbor.
According to a press release from the Lower Paxton Township Police Department, beginning around 6 a.m., they received numerous calls about a disturbance.
The first call was a 911 hang up, but before the call was disconnected, the caller told the dispatcher that someone was trying to kill him. A short time later, while officers were en route to the scene, a second 911 call came in, with the caller this time saying someone was being beaten with a baseball bat in the driveway. The third and final call came in before officers arrived on the scene. The caller told the dispatcher that he shot a man who broke into his home, a few houses down from where the first call originated.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the suspect, who was later identified as Servando Santos, 23, lying in