One Dead, One Arrested After Shooting in Hazleton

HAZLETON — One man is dead, and one is in custody after a shooting Sunday morning in Hazleton.

According to authorities, shell casings were found in the parking lot of a bar at 711 West Broad Street.

Police said Garey Cox, 45, was shot in the lot just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital where the coroner said he died a few hours later. The death is ruled a homicide.

Another man was also shot and taken to the hospital. There is no word on his condition.

Two state police troopers said they saw the shooting happen and chased the alleged shooter, Terrence Clarke, and took him into custody.

Clarke is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

8 comments

  • D Storm

    The problem was that there was always indigenous crime, then a massive influx of illegal immigrants added more, with the result that Hazleton residents are in almost a state of anarchy. The esteemed Judge Munley struck down former Mayor Barletta’s attempt to have the rule of law prevail, and of course Homeland Security has no interest in the 11 or 12 million illegal immigrants wandering around the country. So you have plenty of native-born criminals and added to that the drug dealers and added to that the illegal immigrants. What a mess.

    • John Keck

      It’s even hard for you to believe there wasn’t any Hispanics involved isn’t? it I’m still trying to get over the shock of a shooting in Hazleton with no Hispanics involved What can we expect next a bif
      drug bust with only Gringos? na never will happen .

  • Eric Engle

    Two state police troopers said they saw the shooting happen and chased the alleged shooter, Terrence Clarke, and took him into custody. So they were waiting outside the bar to give someone a DUI nice!!

    • Sundown

      oh so they did apprehend the shooter which they wouldn’t have IF they weren’t waiting outside to collar some loser DUI-ing? As if one should be driving drunk?

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