Family of suspect killed by conservation officer reacts


PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — We now know the name of the suspect involved in a deadly confrontation with a conservation officer in Luzerne County.

State Police said the officer shot and killed 37-year-old Sean Bohinski from Nanticoke.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday along the Susquehanna River in Plymouth Township.

A witness told Eyewitness News off-camera that she heard two gunshots and then spotted a Fish and Boat Commission Officer bleeding from his head.

Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce said Bohinski attacked that officer with a rock and tried to drown him.

But the suspect’s brother-in-law tells a different story.  Jack Faux said Bohinski was melting copper to make a few bucks.

He said his relative was not a violent person and was just trying to support his eight children.

At first, authorities believed there might be a second suspect, but that search was unfounded.

State Police told Eyewitness News the officer suffered severe injuries and was taken by ambulance to an undisclosed hospital.  His name has not yet been released.

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