Suspect in fatal West Wyoming double-shooting confirmed dead in Wyoming County


WEST WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Update 11:24 am — Police confirm Joshua Croop was found dead inside a vehicle in Wyoming County from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Update 10:35 am — According to police, Joshua Winans Croop, the suspect in a fatal double-shooting in West Wyoming, has been found dead near Tunkhannock.


Update – 10:10 am – An arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect in a fatal shooting in Luzerne County.

Police have charged Joshua Winans Croop, 37, of Tunkhannock, with criminal homicide for the death of Tara Grob, 38, of Wyoming. Croop is also wanted for the shooting of the victim’s son, Chadwick Grob Jr., 21, who was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, West Wyoming Borough Police were dispatched to a residence at 922 West Eighth Street just after midnight after receiving a 911 call from Chadwick Grob Jr. saying that he and his mother had been shot by Joshua Winans Croop. Upon arrival, police discovered both victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Tara Grob was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Police were able to make contact with Croop by phone and he confirmed he did shoot both Tara and Chadwick Grob.

Police are currently searching for Croop at this time.


Police are looking for the man who shot two people early Thursday morning in West Wyoming, Luzerne County.

The shooting happened just after midnight on West 8th Street.

Two people were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Police are on the lookout for a white man in his late 30s. He’s driving a grey or silver 2006 Jeep with a soft top, oversized tires, and doors removed.

As of 5 a.m. Thursday, West 8th Street remains closed between Shoemaker Avenue and Carverton Road as authorities investigate.

Eyewitness News will update you on this story as it develops.

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