Megan Saunders, Dover Township, Pennsylvania – A heartbreaking incident in Dover Township has left the community in shock and mourning. The York County Coroner’s Office has identified Megan Saunders as the victim of a fatal shooting at her residence, where a 31-year-old man, Devon Elias, took his own life shortly after. The incident unfolded in the 4100 block of Strawbridge Court, and it has raised questions about the tragic outcome of a domestic dispute.
Megan Saunders, who resided at the Strawbridge Court address, tragically suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The incident escalated further when, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Devon Elias, hailing from Prince George’s County, Maryland, was discovered deceased, having sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Reports suggest that Elias had entered Saunders’ home, where he fatally shot her before remaining at the scene for several hours, ultimately taking his own life. Megan Saunders was pronounced dead at the scene. Disturbingly, it has come to light that Saunders and Elias shared a child together.
Kenley John shared a facebook post, in which she shared condolences for Megan Saunders:
“Today we turn to you almighty God in prayer and ask of you to please wrap your arms of comfort around us to help us deal with the pain of losing our daughter, granddaughter, aunt, niece, sister and friend to so many.
Through these tears I ask for your comfort to her moms Bernice Saunders, her sisters Kia Saunders Morgan Elias, her Grandmother and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,cousins and friends. Megan Catlyn Megan Saunders you are a gem, a child that any parent will ask for.
You have made us proud. We will honor and cherish your life and the beautiful memories you have left with us as we try to cope with this unbearable pain of your passing. I thank you father God for sharing you with us”.
This tragic incident unfolded over the course of a harrowing six-hour standoff with law enforcement, prompting road closures and placing Dover Area Schools under a “keep out condition.” Students were instructed to remain in their classrooms as authorities responded to the unfolding situation.
The harrowing ordeal began after witnesses reported hearing five to six gunshots at around 8:30 in the morning. Law enforcement swiftly responded to the 911 call and arrived at the 4100 block of Strawbridge Court.