Arrest Made / Warrant Issued in North Codorus Twp Shooting

Previously Reported

The Northern York County Regional Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Smyser Road near Indian Rock Dam Road in North Codorus Twp on June 12, 2020.

At 0921 hours a passerby reported a 27 year old female was found lying on Smyser Road severely injured from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim in this case is identified as Meredith Celest Wilson Keltner, age 27 of York. Keltner is still being treated at York Hospital and is in critical condition.


On July 13, 2020, The Northern York County Regional Police Department arrested Roberto Rodriguez III (age 20 of 200 block of East Poplar Street, York) and obtained an arrest warrant for Francisco A Torres Rivera ( age 28 of 200 block of East Princess Street, York ) for the attempted homicide of Meredith Celest Wilson Keltner.

Witnesses including the victim provided information to investigators that led them to 250 East Princess Street in York. This this the last known address for Rivera and a place frequented by Rodriguez. Clothing belonging to Keltner was located in the home and witnesses indicated that Keltner left the address the morning of June 12, 2020 in a blue Mazda operated by Rodriguez and occupied by Rivera. Rodriguez and Rivera later returned to the address in the vehicle without Keltner.

A blue 2004 Mazda 3 was recovered near the 200 block of East Poplar Street. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle. Damage to the vehicle matched parts that were left behind at the scene on Smyser Road. Further investigation of the vehicle found hair and potential blood evidence on the undercarriage of the vehicle. This evidence was as a result of the vehicle running over Keltner during the assault.

Roberto Rodriguez III was taken into custody on 07.13.2020 at NYCRPD Headquarters. He was taken to Central Booking for arraignment on the following charges;

Roberto Rodriguez III
  • Criminal Attempt Homicide
  • Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Homicide
  • Aggravated Assault ( 2 counts)

An arrest warrant has been obtained for Francisco A Torres Rivera. He is charged with the same offenses.

The investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Francisco A Torres Rivera should contact 911 or the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717.467.TELL (8355) or email tips to