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W. Pa. man dead after Pa. crash, standoff

September 29, 2013
Associated Press

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a West Virginia man is dead and a woman is in custody after a standoff in western Pennsylvania.

The incident began about noon Friday when an occupant of a pickup opened a window and allegedly fired on a police car that was in pursuit.

The truck crashed into a home near Uniontown and 53-year-old Donald Ray Brown, of Buckhannon, W.Va., barricaded himself inside. After a 10-hour standoff police entered the home and found that Brown was dead, apparently from a self-inflicted wound.

Brown's alleged accomplice, 28-year-old Jessica Lynn Phillips, also of Buckhannon, has been charged with aggravated assault, attempted homicide, and other charges.

Phillips is being held in Fayette County jail, unable to post $1 million bond. No attorney is listed on court papers.

 
 

 

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