Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Schuylkill County Police News

2 Shot – Schuylkill County Man Facing Attempted Homicide Charges

Police were responding to a domestic fight.

Two people were found with gunshot wounds in Schuylkill County Sunday morning. And a Wayne Township man is facing attempted homicide charges as a result.

According to State Police in Schuylkill Haven, they arrived at 101 Ridge Rd. in Wayne Twp. just after midnight on Sunday.

Police say they were responding to an “active domestic” incident between a father and son at that address. While en route, emergency dispatchers informed police that 2 people at that Ridge Rd. address suffered gunshot wounds.

Troopers from the Schuylkill Haven barracks were joined at the scene in Wayne Twp. by State Police from Jonestown and Hamburg barracks.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Once police arrived, they say they found 24-year-old Aaron Hopkins, of Wayne Twp. and took him into custody without incident.

Troopers also provided medical assistance to 2 people there who’d been shot:

  • A 52-year-old woman who’d been shot in the arm
  • A 52-year-old man who’d been shot in the abdomen

The gunshot victims were taken by medical helicopters to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and Reading Hospital, respectively.

Police say they were able to recover a “long rifle” at the scene in Wayne Twp.

Trooper Anthony Urban, of the PSP-Schuylkill Haven Criminal Investigation Unit, is filing attempted homicide charges against Hopkins, police say in information released Sunday.

Hopkins was arraigned before District Judge Edward Tarantelli on Sunday and sent to Schuylkill County Prison after he was unable to post bail.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

At this time, no more details are available on this case. Formal charging papers have not been posted online.

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From The Canary

Local Weather

If you missed the heat on Monday, you'll be happy for today.

Local Weather

One day of relief and then a return, albeit briefly, to the heat.

Local Weather

One more day of the heat before a little break ... a very little break.

Local Weather

A (little) break from the heat is in the 7-day.

Local Weather

Sizzling today and the rest of the weekend.

Local Weather

It's the first day of summer!

PA Lottery Numbers

Saturday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Wednesday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Monday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Sunday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Thursday's winning numbers