1 arrested, 1 sought for shooting in Penbrook

Dante Thompson, left, and Genaro Rivera (submitted)

PENBROOK, Pa. (WHTM) – Police have arrested one of two suspects in a shooting incident that critically injured a 20-year-old man.

Dante Thompson, 19, of Harrisburg, turned himself into authorities shortly after midnight. Penbrook police said his family called them to say Thompson was at their home and helped to arrange a peaceful surrender.

Dante Thompson, left, and Genaro Rivera (submitted)

Thompson is charged with aggravated assault and other charges. He was placed in Dauphin County Prison on $750,000 bail.

Police are still looking for 19-year-old Genaro Rivera, also of Harrisburg.

According to charging documents, the victim and others were sitting on a porch in the 2900 block of Elm Street when Thompson and Rivera drove up to the home Thursday around 2:30 p.m.

Witnesses said the pair got into a physical confrontation with the victim and Thompson was hitting the man in the head with a small pistol when the gun went off, striking the victim behind his right ear.

The unidentified man was unresponsive when police arrived at the home. He was listed in critical condition at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Dauphin County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to Rivera’s arrest. Anyone with information may call (800) 262-3080.

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