The suspect in a Fawn Grove, Pa. home invasion and shooting early Thursday morning fled to Harford County and remained at large that evening, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, an unknown person entered the Park Drive home of William and Connie Cooper at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Connie Cooper heard the intruder enter and alerted her husband, who struggled with the man before being shot in the upper right chest.
Police said Connie Cooper locked herself in the home office after the shooting, but the intruder forced his way into the room and demanded her car keys before fleeing in her blue Hyundai Elantra.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Pennsylvania State Police and asked to search a location in Pylesville for that vehicle in connection with the shooting, HCSO spokeswoman Monica Worrell said. The vehicle was located and was turned over to Pennsylvania State Police for transport and processing in York, Pa.
But the suspect in the shooting was not located with the vehicle, according to Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Michele Davis, and remained at large as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Davis said investigators declined to say whether the suspect was still in Maryland, had returned to Pennsylvania, or fled to another area.
Worrell said the investigation was being handled by the Pennsylvania State Police, and that the Harford County department was not currently engaged in a search for the suspect.
“We are not at this time looking for anyone in northern Harford County in connection with a home invasion in Pennsylvania,” Worrell said.
William Cooper, 66, was transported to York Hospital to undergo immediate surgery, police said, and he was listed in stable condition late Thursday afternoon.
The suspect was described as a white male approx 5-feet, 4-inches tall with a thin build. Police said he was wearing a ski mask and gloves at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at (717) 428-1011.