Flags ordered at half-staff to honor fallen Pa. police officer

NEW FLORENCE, Pa. (AP) – A man suspected of fatally shooting a western Pennsylvania police officer who responded to a domestic dispute has been charged with homicide.

Online court records show Ray Shetler Jr. was charged Sunday with one count of criminal homicide. He was awaiting arraignment Sunday afternoon.

Police say Shetler shot St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed after officers were called to the domestic situation in New Florence on Saturday night. Reed was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The 31-year-old suspect was captured early Sunday after a six-hour manhunt. He was treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on all state buildings in the slain officer’s honor. Reed had been an officer for more than 20 years.

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