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Suspect in Pa. Trooper Ambush Found Dead in Home

January 14, 2010  | 

A Pennsylvania state trooper responding to a domestic dispute in a rural neighborhood in Venango County was shot and killed yesterday as he got out of his car, and the man believed to be responsible for the shooting and his wife were later found dead inside their home.

State police said Trooper Paul G. Richey was shot around 11:45 a.m. yesterday, shortly after he and another officer arrived at the home of Michael J. Smith and his wife Nancy to investigate a possible domestic dispute. It was an address that state police had visited previously to quell disputes, authorities said.

Trooper Richey, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was shot once in the chest as he approached a side entrance to the house, said state police Lt. Col. Tedescung "Lenny" Bandy.

A state police report said that as the officers approached the house, a male voice yelled from a window for the troopers to return to their car. The troopers ordered the man to show himself and that's when Trooper Richey was shot.

Read Full Story at Post-Gazette.com

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