Upper Allen Man Arrested for Discharging a Firearm During a Domestic


Thomas Ettinger JR, 37
2400 block of Mill Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Discharging a Firearm Into an Occupied Structure
Recklessly Endangering Another Person

On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at approximately 10:45 PM Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of Mill Road for the report of an active domestic disturbance in which shots were fired inside the home. At approximately 11:03 PM the suspect, identified as Ettinger JR, exited the home and surrendered to police. An investigation determined that Ettinger was intoxicated and had been arguing with an individual inside the home. Ettinger retrieved a firearm while in an upstairs bedroom and proceeded to fire one round through the bedroom door into the upstairs hallway of the second floor. The round passed through several walls before coming to rest in another bedroom upstairs. No one was injured as a result of this incident. Ettinger was transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing and arraignment and committed on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for a later date. Upper Allen Police were assisted by the Lower Allen Township, Hampden Township and Carroll Township Police Departments.