Rock Hill man charged with attempted murder, stealing car after York home invasion

Brian Delainie Simpson
Brian Delainie Simpson York County Sheriff’s Office

An armed home invasion in York Saturday that included a fight and fall down stairs, shots fired and a stolen car ended with a Rock Hill man charged with attempted murder.

Brian Delainie Simpson, 42, is being held without bond at the York County jail on charges of attempted murder, burglary, assault and battery, two counts of pointing and presenting a gun, and grand larceny, police and jail records show.

Officers with the York Police Department were dispatched to an apartment on the 500 block of Railroad Avenue Saturday around 2:30 a.m. after shots were fired, said Det. Kevin Hoffman of the York Police Department. Officers found that Simpson allegedly showed up at the apartment that belonged to a woman with whom Simpson had a previous relationship, Hoffman said.

“He showed up to harm her,” Hoffman said.

One shot was fired upstairs in the home, according to Hoffman and a police report from the incident. Simpson and another man who was in the home got into a physical altercation upstairs in the apartment as the victims wrestled the gun from Simpson, according to an incident report.

Simpson and the male victim then both fell down the stairs during the fight, police said. The male victim injured his leg in the fall down the stairs, but was not shot, said Hoffman the York detective. The woman was not injured.

Police recovered the gun and shell casings, the report stated.

Simpson also allegedly took the male victim’s car and fled after the incident before being arrested later in the day Saturday, according to police.