Teen Charged as Adult in Shooting

William Penn

A Harrisburg teenager faces charges as an adult in a November 2009 shooting incident. 16 year old Steven Craddock was arrested after an extensive investigation by city detectives at William Penn High School on Monday.

Craddock is accused of firing four or five shots through the front window of the home of a 30 year old city man. According to police the incident began the victim had gone to a Chinese restaurant at North 3rd and Emerald streets to pick up some take out food. As he was leaving he was bumped into by Craddock who made some aggressive remarks. The victim ignored the teen and went home. About an hour later Craddock, accompanied by another teenager knocked on the victim's door. When the victim answered the door, Craddock made more aggressive remarks. The victim told him to leave and slammed the door. Shortly afterwards the shots were fired.

Charges against Craddock include aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure. Craddock was committed to Dauphin County Prison.

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