There’s a big show of support here in Pittsburgh this weekend for Pennsylvania State Police and the families of the two troopers who were shot in an ambush earlier this year on the other side of the state.
The man accused of opening fire on a Pennsylvania State Police barracks admitted to killing a trooper because he was dissatisfied with government and wanted to “wake people up,” according to court documents filed Thursday that provided the first indication of a possible motive.
A state police official says investigators are testing a .308 caliber rifle recovered from an abandoned airport hangar to see whether it is the weapon used to gun down one trooper and wound another outside a northeastern Pennsylvania police barracks.
For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.
Suspected Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein has been captured.
Less than two weeks after a jury decided that Richard Poplawski should face the death penalty for killing three Pittsburgh police officers, defense attorneys have filed their first appeal in the case.