Man who was shot being charged in Chambersburg gun incident
The 36-year-old man who was shot early June 3 on South Main Street in Chambersburg is being charged in connection with the incident.
The Chambersburg Police Department has an arrest warrant for Basil Sylvester McLeod of Chambersburg, who is in York Hospital, where he was flown for treatment of two gunshot wounds to the chest/torso area. In the department's Crimewatch update Tuesday, police said he is believed to be in stable condition.
No active charges were filed against McLeod as of Wednesday morning, according to online court records. Typically, arrest warrants are not served on a hospitalized suspect until doctors clear the person to be released from the hospital. Charging documents, which outline the specific details of the incident, are filed with a magisterial district judge after the suspect has been arrested.
Police allege McLeod showed a handgun during a verbal altercation in the 500 block of South Main Street around 2 a.m. McLeod fired a round into the air and then at a residence, police said.
The residence was occupied by Aaron Pigford, 22, who got a gun and fired twice at McLeod in an effort to protect himself and others in the area, according to police. Pigford, who was not involved in the original verbal altercation, is not facing charges, police said. Neither he nor any other bystanders were injured, police said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to the Chambersburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 717-264-4131 or submit a tip through Crimewatch.