MIFFLINBURG — A teenager from Union County is locked up in southern Pennsylvania after he allegedly shot at a state trooper over the weekend
State police say Sean Sellers, 16, of Mifflinburg is charged with attempted criminal homicide.
State police say sellers stole a car and a gun in Mifflinburg then drove south on Interstate 81. He was pulled over by state police and investigators say that is when he fired the gun at the trooper. Many people who live in Mifflinburg say they are shocked and concerned.
Authorities say it happened Sunday morning along Interstate 81 just south of Shippensburg in Franklin County.
According to court papers, state police pulled over Sellers and the teen fired a gunshot at the trooper. The trooper fired back and Sellers surrendered.
Investigators say Sellers stole the car and gun from a home in Mifflinburg. Sellers is a student at Mifflinburg High School. A former classmate says she never saw this coming.
“I had art class with him my senior year. I talked to him all the time. We sat right next to each other and I never would have expected him to do something like that. It makes me sad because I never knew he had a problem,” said former classmate Carly Marra.
Employees at Original Italian Pizza in Mifflinburg say Sellers came in to eat about two weeks ago. Giuseppe Mazzamuto says hearing about the situation surprised him.
“Kids come in, you know who they are. You see them, you see them growing up, then you hear something like that. It kind of makes you scared.”
Many people in Mifflinburg say they are surprised and concerned to hear this situation started out in Union County.
“I moved to Mifflinburg because number one it’s close to my job and it’s a safe town. It’s a tight knit community where everybody knows everybody and you don’t expect something like this to happen,” said Justin Martina of Mifflinburg.
“You don’t know your neighbors anymore. Things have changed compared to 10, 15 years ago,” said Shelly Orren of Mifflinburg
Sean Sellers faces several charges, including attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault on a police officer. Investigators say he was charged as an adult. There’s still no word where sellers was headed when he was stopped by that trooper in southern Pennsylvania.