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UPDATE: Police identify shooter in I-81 incident

Posted by: Lauren Gross

CHAMBERSBURG -- Police have released the name of the shooter wanted in connection with an incident on I-81 early this morning.

Sixteen-year-old Sean Patrick Sellers, of Mifflinburg, is being charged as an adult with criminal attempted homicide.

Police allege that a state police trooper attempted to stop Sellers for a traffic violation near mile marker 18 -- between the Chambersburg and Scotland exits -- just after 7 a.m. 

Sellers pulled the black Chevrolet Impala he was driving over, but as the trooper approached the vehicle, Sellers displayed a .22-caliber pistol and fired one round in the direction of the trooper.

The trooper retreated and took cover behind his vehicle and he and Sellers then exchanged gun fire.

Sellers surrendered and was taken into custody. No one was injured in the fight.

Further investigation revealed that Sellers had stolen both the vehcile and the pistol from a residence in Mifflinburg earlier today. It is unknown why he drove to Franklin County.

In addition to charges of criminal attempted homicide, Sellers also is charged with criminal attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, theft by unlawful taking, firearms without a license, criminal attempted simple assault, reckless endangering another person, and driving without a license.


Posted by: Kelly Christ

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police Chambersburg Barracks investigated a shooting incident on Interstate 81 southbound at mile marker 18 in Greene Township, Franklin County earlier this morning.  

This incident occurred at approximately 7:00 a.m.  

There does not appear to be any injuries related to this shooting.  

Police are still investigating but said there is no threat to the public regarding this shooting.

According to police, this incident is unrelated to the I-81 homicide.
 
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