Friday, July 20, 2007


Man kills self on side of Route 309

‘A 22-year-old man whose truck broke down Tuesday afternoon along Route 309 in West Rockhill Township grabbed a pistol from the vehicle, apologized to his brother, who was with him, and shot himself in the head, police said. [..]

Philippi and his brother were returning home from work when their truck broke down, police said. The shooting happened about 3 p.m.

Chief David Mettin of Pennridge Regional police, which patrols that area, said the man had been dealing with ”mental health issues” stemming from the recent death of a loved one.

”It seems to me, that was like the final straw for this gentleman,” Mettin said.’

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