6-hour manhunt nabs suspect in Pa. police officer fatal shooting

NEW FLORENCE, Pa. -- A 31-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning in connection with the shooting death of a veteran Pennsylvania police officer.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the man, who authorities have identified as Ray Shetler Jr., was arrested after a six-hour manhunt about 3 a.m. walking near a power plant outside of New Florence.

The officer who was killed has been identified as St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed.

Police were called to a domestic situation in New Florence shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. Reed was shot and taken to Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown. He was pronounced dead there.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Stephen Limani tells the newspaper that Shetler was being treated for a gunshot wound to the right shoulder. Shetler has not been charged with a crime.

New Florence is 56 miles east of Pittsburgh.
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