By JOANN LOVIGLIO
and MICHAEL RUBINKAM
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. - A coroner says a man charged with fatally shooting three people during a municipal meeting in northeastern Pennsylvania was about to shoot more people when he was wrestled to the ground.
State police say about 15 to 18 residents and town officials were at the Ross Township meeting Monday night when the gunfire erupted.
Authorities say the gunman, 59-year-old Rockne Newell, was tackled to the ground by two people and was shot with his own gun. He was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg and was arraigned Tuesday on homicide charges and other counts.
Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen says Newell was armed with a .44 Magnum handgun and was about to shoot six more people when two people wrestled him to the ground.
Officials say Newell was in a dispute with the township over dilapidated property.