HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the shooting of the gunman in a rampage in central Pennsylvania that left three people dead was a justifiable homicide.
State police identified the gunman as 44-year-old Jeffrey Lee Michael of Geeseytown, who died Friday during a gunfight with troopers.
They say Michael was a neighbor of two of his victims, Kenneth Lynn, 60, and Lynn’s son-in-law, 38-year-old William Rhodes Jr.
They don’t know whether he knew his third victim, Kimberly Scott, 58, who was killed in Juniata Valley Gospel Church.
Authorities say Michael was leaving the area in a pickup when he saw two state police cars heading his way and opened fire. Troopers returned fire, killing the gunman.