2nd Major Manhunt Since September Now Under Way In Pennsylvania; Former Marine Reservist Suspected In Rampage Killings Of Ex-Wife And Her Loved Ones

Bradley William Stone. Source: Montgomery County District Attorney's office via Facebook.

Bradley William Stone. Source: Montgomery County District Attorney’s office via Facebook.

UPDATED 12:34 P.M. ET U.S.A. Police in the Greater Philadelphia region of Montgomery County are seeking Bradley William Stone, a 35-year-old former Marine reservist believed to have killed six people in a rampage shooting spree yesterday.

The victims were his ex-wife and five of her family members, including her mother, grandmother, sister, brother-in-law and niece, NBC Philadelphia is reporting. The shootings took place at three different locations in Montgomery County, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said.

The station also is reporting that Stone might have tried to rob an armed man of his car keys last night near Doylestown Township in nearby Bucks County. Instead of submitting to the robbery attempt at knifepoint, the man fired at his attacker, sending him scattering into the woods.

It is the second major manhunt in eastern Pennsylvania since September, when Eric Frein allegedly ambushed two state troopers outside their barracks after dark, killing one and seriously wounding another. Frein, a purported survivalist, was captured alive weeks later.

Stone may be wearing military fatigues, in either sand or green color, Ferman said.

Although Stone initially was described as bearded, he now may be clean-shaven, according to a Facebook post by Ferman’s office last night.

stone210868017_10152925860254679_4588434596388609685_nA photo showing a bearded Stone was released earlier.

From a statement yesterday by Ferman’s office (italics added):

Montgomery County law enforcement authorities are seeking the whereabouts of Bradley William Stone, a 35-yr-old Pennsburg resident, suspected in the deaths of six people and theserious wounding of another at three locations in Montgomery County this morning. All of the victims have a familial relationship to Stone.

Photographs of Stone are attached. Stone is described as 5’10”, 195 pounds, Red/Auburn beard and mustache with closely cropped hair. Stone is known to use a cane or walker to assist him. Stone may be wearing military fatigues, in either sand or green color.

Stone should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Stone’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not approach him.

Police are conducting an extensive search in and around Pennsburg, at both known and outdoor locations where Stone may be located. People in that area should remain in indoors, keep their doors locked and call 9-1-1 if they think they have seen the suspect.

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2 Responses to “2nd Major Manhunt Since September Now Under Way In Pennsylvania; Former Marine Reservist Suspected In Rampage Killings Of Ex-Wife And Her Loved Ones”

  1. Latest news is he was found, but had committed suicide. Tragic turn of events for all involved, and praying for the families of all involved in this tragedy.

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  2. Lynndel “Lynn” Edgington: Latest news is he was found, but had committed suicide. Tragic turn of events for all involved, and praying for the families of all involved in this tragedy.

    Thanks for this, Lynn. There are reports that he died at the hands of his own sword and that some of his victims suffered cutting injuries in addition to gunshot wounds.

    http://6abc.com/news/da-montco-murder-spree-victims-shot-and-cut;-suspect-dead/436923/

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/16/us-usa-pennsylvania-killings-idUSKBN0JU19720141216

    Have just seen a report that, in an altogether different incident in Duluth, Minn., a “man charged Tuesday with fatally stabbing a 75-year-old woman he didn’t know in a Duluth grocery store told investigators he went to the store to ‘either shop or kill somebody,’ a criminal complaint alleges.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/16/man-charged-with-killing-shopper-in-random-attack-at-duluth-grocery-store/

    Patrick

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