- Associated Press - Saturday, November 19, 2016

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - State police say a man killed his ex-girlfriend and inflicted a fatal gunshot would on their 3-year-old son before taking his own life in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Police in Luzerne County say troopers were called at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday about an erratic driver on Route 81 in Pittston Township.

They said responding troopers found 23-year-old Zackary Charles Yashkus in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound to his head.

A young child in car seat in the rear also had a bullet wound to the head but was still breathing. He was taken to Geisinger Hospital Plains, where he died shortly after 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

State troopers and Wilkes-Barre police then went to a Wilkes-Barre home, where they found 21-year-old Sharae Thompson dead in a jeep in the driveway with a bullet wound to the head.


This story has been corrected to show that the first name in the third paragraph is Zackary, not Zachary.



Click to Read More

Click to Hide