My partner works with the police so we've been very saddened by the weekend tragedy. I have to admit that I sat on the edge of my sheet knowing that it could easily have been a friend of ours whose name was read at that 3 PM press conference.
So, having read the papers over the past two days, I'm like wtf? This morning:
Woman shoots ex-husband in PineMonday, April 06, 2009
A woman shot her ex-husband Sunday outside the home in Pine they had shared, then put police through a three-hour-plus vigil before surrendering.
Police took Lynne Agnew, 46, of Shadyside, into custody about 8:50 p.m. after posting SWAT teams around the house and coaxing her out with a bullhorn.
Northern Regional Police Chief Bob Amann said Ms. Agnew had a gunshot wound to the chest, and was taken to UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless. Her ex-husband, Daniel Kelly Agnew, age unknown, had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, Mr. Amann said, and was flown from Passavant to one of the Pittsburgh hospitals.
And also this morning:
Somerset County man, 73, accused of killing wife of a few weeksMonday, April 06, 2009
JEROME, Pa. — A 73-year-old Somerset County man was charged with killing his 73-year-old wife after authorities said he was upset by her decision to end their marriage of just a few weeks.
Relatives found the body of Ruth Anne Henderson-McTonic on the back porch of her home Friday, police said. She had been shot twice in the chest with a .22-caliber firearm.
William McTonic, of Jerome, is charged with homicide. He was arrested in nearby Somerset after he was pulled over by police Friday and is in the Somerset County Jail.
IUP student arrested in off-campus shootingSaturday, April 04, 2009
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student out with a group of friends on his birthday was charged yesterday with shooting a fellow student in the stomach at an off-campus bar at closing time.
Police in Indiana, Pa., arrested Martin R. Boyd Jr., of Philadelphia, a sophomore accounting major.
Mr. Boyd turned 20 yesterday, and police said the shooting stemmed from an argument he had with the shooting victim, Justin D. McCoy, 21, of Springfield, Va.
Mr. McCoy, a junior criminology major, was listed in fair condition yesterday at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.
Don't forget the shooting rampage in Binghamton which killed 13 people. My childhood friend lives in a suburb of this City and never in a million years would I think we'd be exchanging text messages about muderous shootings. Never in a million years.