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PA Bill Number: HB861

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for application denial.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for application denial. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Mar 18, 2019

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Pennsylvania Self-Defense: One dead in Tannersville shooting :: 03/14/2019

TANNERSVILLE — A Pocono Township woman allegedly shot and killed her husband, Joevandie LaTorre, 41, in self defense on Wednesday afternoon.

Monroe County Coroner Thomas Yanac confirmed the identity of the victim and said that the autopsy revealed a single gunshot wound to the left chest on Thursday afternoon.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to an incident at a home on Timberlane Drive. A delivery driver initially saw the unidentified woman run out onto the lawn and cry for help, saying that she had shot her husband in self defense when he attempted to attack her with a knife. The driver and his partner called 911.

Pocono Township Police, Pennsylvania State Police, PSP’s Forensic Services Unit and Yanac responded to the scene. Police blocked access to Timberlane Drive for several hours.

“There was a deceased male at the scene inside the residence,” Yanac said at the scene. “We are going to go forward with the autopsy (Thursday).”

Yanac described the victim as a Hispanic male in his 40s, and added that he likely lived at the residence where the shooting took place. Yanac could not confirm the victim’s relationship with the shooter.

Neighbor Kim Harrison, who has lived nearby for 14 years, said she was surprised by what had happened, as the couple appeared quite happy.

“I’m very shocked, because they’re good people,” she said.

As of 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, there was no word on whether the woman will be charged in relation to the incident.

Timberlane Road is located in a development off Cherry Lane Road, about three miles from PA Route 611.