The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 26, 2014

Somerset County man suspected of exposing himself to teen has committed suicide, police say

SOMERSET — State police say a Brothersvalley Township man suspected of exposing himself to a 14-year-old boy at Somerset County Wal-Mart store earlier this month has committed suicide.

The Associated Press is not identifying the man because he was never formally charged with accosting the teen at the store in Somerset on March 7.

Troopers from the Somerset barracks say police went to the man’s residence in Brothersvalley Township on Sunday hoping to speak with him, and were let into the home by a relative when the suspect wouldn’t come to the door. Police say they heard a gunshot from a room where they found the suspect dead seconds later.

The Somerset County coroner has ruled the death a suicide.

The suspect had previous arrests in Somerset and in Maryland for exposing himself.


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