One dead in Luzerne County shooting


FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – State Police spent Wednesday night and Thursday morning investigating a homicide in Fairmount Township, Luzerne County.

Troopers say 40-year-old Brock Earnest was shot and killed about 10:30 Wednesday night at a home at 1034 Old Tioga Turnpike.

Investigators say Earnest and 40-year-old Keith Williams, who lived in the home, got into a physical altercation which ended with Williams shooting Brock in the chest with a shotgun.

Earnest was pronounced dead at the scene.

Williams was arrested and charged with an open county of Criminal Homicide and is currently being held in the Luzerne County Prison.

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