Investigation Into Two Deaths In Montgomery Township

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Montgomery Township Police Chief Scott Bendig announce the joint investigation into a homicide, which occurred at 806 Karens Court in Montgomery Township.

On Thursday, April, 30, 2015 at 6:47 PM, the Montgomery Township Police Department responded to the 806 Karens Court for a reported disturbance with shots fired. Arriving officers located a gunshot victim, identified as Brienne Francisco, age 36, at the entrance of the residence. The victim was transported by MEDIVAC to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The Montgomery County SWAT Central Region Team was deployed due to the potential of a barricaded person inside the residence. Upon entry into the residence, officer’s located a deceased male, age 56, on the first floor. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the male appeared to have sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A revolver was located next to his body. The identity of the male is being withheld pending family notification.

Investigation has revealed that both Brienne Francisco and the deceased male resided at 806 Karens Court. Autopsies are pending at the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office and Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police Disable Devices Found In Maryland Gunman’s Bag

English: Mall of Columbia interior Photo by up...

English: Mall of Columbia interior Photo by uploader, released to public domain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What happened A shooting at a suburban mall Saturday morning in Columbia, Md. left three people dead, including the suspected shooter.

The suspect and motive Police believe the shooting, which took place in or around the Zumiez skate shop in The Mall in Columbia, was a murder-suicide.

Police said Saturday night that they had found and disabled “two crude devices that appeared to be an attempt at making explosives using fireworks.” The suspect was also carrying a lot of ammunition, police said.

But the motive of the suspected shooter, an as-yet unidentified man, has not been determined and police said Saturday they didn’t yet know whether the shooting was random or whether he may have known the victims.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140125/police-disable-devices-found-in-md-gunmans-bag

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Girl, 2, A Victim Of Forty Fort Murder-Suicide

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

FORTY FORT, PA – Police said Nicholas Shultz shot his 2-year-old daughter and then turned the gun on himself, in what the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office has ruled a murder-suicide.

Officers from Forty Fort and surrounding towns were dispatched to 52 Wesley St. at 11 a.m. Sunday on the report of a man with a gun threatening to kill himself and his daughter.

When police entered the house, they found a young girl, Camryn Lee Shultz, dead on the couch with one gunshot wound to the head, police said. Her father, Nicholas, 34, was found on the floor, also with one gunshot wound to the head, and was then transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Plains Township before eventually dying at the hospital, according to police.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/girl-2-a-victim-of-forty-fort-murder-suicide-1.1576005

Wilkes-Barre Wife Killed In Domestic Dispute, Police Say

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Residents living on Andover Street said they knew Vito Joseph Aiello was capable of harming his wife, Jane.

Their concerns became real late Thursday night when he allegedly killed her in a shooting before turning the gun on himself. He survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his face, police said. The couple would have celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary today.

Authorities are treating the case as a murder/attempted suicide.

An autopsy is scheduled today at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/866270/Wife-killed-in-domestic-dispute-police-say

Murder-Suicide Reported In Home Of Wounded War Veteran In Northampton County

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Authorities in Northampton County are investigating a suspected murder-suicide that happened in a Moore Township home built for a wounded veteran two years ago.

The fatal shooting happened just before midnight Monday at a home at 3001 Delps Road.  Authorities remained on scene until early Tuesday, but have not released the identities of the victims.

Township police said the shooting has preliminarily been ruled a murder-suicide and involved a man and a woman, but details are being withheld pending further investigation by the Northampton County coroner’s office.  Police said there were children in the home during the shooting, but they were not injured.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-d-pa-wounded-veteran-murder-suicide-robert-kisl-20130730,0,4704431.story#ixzz2aXlYUAP4
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Murder-Suicide Of Birdsboro Couple Committed In Relative’s Reading Home

A Birdsboro couple got into an argument while visiting relatives in Reading.  The argument led Chukwudubem Agha Okafor, 64 of Birdsboro, to shoot his wife, Cheryl V., 37, and then turn the gun on himself.  The couple was in the living room of a home on Pear Street at the time of the shooting.

Cheryl’s sister and her three children were home at the time of the shooting and ran into the street screaming for someone to call 911.  When police arrived they found both bodies in the living room and a .380-caliber handgun.  It is unclear whether the children saw the shooting.