Police still investigating Sharon shooting

Sharon, PA, July 26, 2015
Police, first responders and others at the scene of a double shooting along East State Street in Sharon.

SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – Officials have not determined if the death of a Sharon man was a homicide after he died in a shooting Sunday.

William Emmett, 45, died from gunshot wounds to neck and chest, according to the Mercer County coroner. Police said that it appears that a domestic dispute in Sharon resulted in Emmett and his wife being struck several times each by gunfire on Sunday evening. According to police, his wife Amy is in stable condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Officials have not determined who shot Emmett and have not filed charges in the case.

Sharon Police Chief Gerry Smith said that his department is still investigating the incident and, on Monday, served a second search warrant on the Emmett’s house in Hempfield Township to collect evidence.

Smith said that William’s sister and brother-in-law are watching the kids and that Amy will be in the Intensive Care Unit for another five or six days.

Police found Emmett’s body lying next to his wife after multiple 911 calls about a domestic dispute. Police said they are parents of three children under 18.

Police said the two fought over a handgun in a parking lot along East State Street near Stambaugh Avenue. That parking lot is for employees of nearby Sharon Regional Health System where William Emmett is an employee.

A neighbor said she heard a gunshot then another two or three shots a few seconds later. In a matter of minutes, she heard sirens.

Police were at the scene throughout the evening. They say the handgun used in the shooting incident has been recovered, but police won’t say who owned it.


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