TribLIVE

| State


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Suspect in Pa. trooper shooting in Brockway is found dead

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 6:45 p.m.
 

BROCKWAY — A northwestern Pennsylvania man who critically wounded a state trooper as a warrant was being served appears to have killed himself, police said Friday.

Trooper Brad Wilson, a 24-year veteran of the state police, is in critical condition in a Pittsburgh hospital, state police said. The dead man was identified as 60-year-old Kenneth Lees Sr.

Police were seeking to serve a warrant Thursday afternoon at Lees' house in Brockway, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, as part of an investigation into a possible methamphetamine lab. Police say they believe Lees shot Wilson through a window, then killed himself. The investigation is ongoing.

Lees was the sole occupant of the home, but police also issued a warrant for the man's son, Kenneth Lees Jr.

Officers spotted the car of the younger Lees on Thursday evening and attempted to stop it. But Lees led them on a 20- to 25-minute chase, state police Capt. Bernard Petrovsky said. The vehicle was disabled by strips placed across the road, and Lees tried to run away before being taken into custody.

The younger Lees faces felony charges of fleeing and eluding and aggravated assault.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pennsylvania

  1. State police have seized twice as much heroin this year as in all of 2013
  2. Justice blames feud for his ouster; chief of court admits he did seek to remove him
  3. Pennsylvania school performance scores stuck in limbo
  4. Pennsylvania Senate votes to ban pigeon shoots
  5. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission urged to strengthen ethics training
  6. Supreme Court justices taunt each other over pornographic emails
  7. Sheriff’s sale delayed for historic Conneaut Lake Park
  8. Ohio woman hit by rock on Pennsylvania highway ready to head home
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.