Man injured in West Chester shooting; suspect in custody


A Harrisburg man seriously injured in Sunday-morning shooting in West Chester is "doing much better" after a second surgery Monday night, police said today.
Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting, which took place in the wee hours of the morning Sunday near West Chester's business district.
At around 2:14 a.m. on Sunday morning, two men were walking near the intersection of Church and Market Streets when they became involved in a fight another group consisting of two men and two women, police said. Punches were thrown, and Curtis Zebley, 25, allegedly pulled out a .380 automatic pistol and shot one of the men involved in the fight.
The man was hit twice in the back and once in the arm, West Chester police Lt. Sam Iabono said. He was taken to Paoli Hospital and underwent a second surgery on Monday night, Iabono said, and his condition appeared to be improving.
"The doctor said he came through surgery well," Iabono said.
The man and the friend accompanying him on Sunday night -- who was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries after the fight -- were soccer coaches in town for a tournament, Iabono said.
Police are still investigating the cause of the fight, Iabono said, but Zebley, the alleged shooter, is already in custody.
A police officer around the corner on Sunday night heard shots and ran toward the altercation, Iabono said.
"They came face to face, and the gunman surrendered and laid down. The police officer was literally 100 feet away," he said.