Man Killed In Monroe County Municipal Building Was A Township Employee

November 27, 2018

PARADISE TWP. — The man killed this morning at a Monroe County municipal building was an employee of the township, municipal authorities said.

The victim’s name has not been released yet. State police have also not released the identity of the man believed to have opened fire at the Paradise Twp. municipal building. Authorities have confirmed the suspected shooter is in custody.

Gary Konrath, chair of the Paradise Twp. board of supervisors, confirmed that the man killed worked for the township. He declined to identify him so the coroner could notify his family.

Approximately four people should have been in the building at 5912 Paradise Valley Road on a Tuesday morning. Konrath said he believes the three others are giving statements to the state police.

In a statement, state police confirmed that they responded to the Paradise Twp. municipal building at 8:20 a.m. for reports of “shots fired” inside the building.

State troopers and municipal officers took a man into custody without incident. They also found someone dead in the building.

Monroe County Coroner Thomas A. Yanac Jr., was called to the scene along with the deputy coroner.

Konrath said a helicopter to speed the victim away to a hospital was cancelled as the man had already passed.

Trooper Anthony Petroski, a spokesman for the state police in Monroe County, tweeted that the “incident is contained.”

Police said there is no threat to the public or the surrounding areas.

Paradise Township is about 20 miles north of Ross Township, where a gunman opened fire at a Board of Supervisors’ meeting in 2013, killing three.

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