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Two Killed in Shooting, Police Take Man Into Custody

ELDRED TOWNSHIP — Two people are dead and one is in custody following a shooting Wednesday night in Monroe County, according to state police.

Troopers said Garry Flyte, 54, admitted to shooting Jeffery Place, 54, and Steven Powell, 30, at their home on Meixell Valley Road near Kunkletown.

Authorities said Flyte entered the home around 7 p.m. Wednesday and shot Powell, who ran away.  Troopers said Flyte then shot Place in the stomach as well as their dog.  Place and the dog reportedly died in the home.

State police said Flyte called 911 himself and told the responder what he did.

Powell was rushed to Pocono Medical Center where he died from the gunshot wound.

Relatives and neighbors of the accused shooter spoke with Newswatch 16 on Thursday.

4 comments

  • CCKM

    In the follow-up story it is said that there were methamphetamines involved. Scripts? At his age? It would’ve been better that the stuff gave him a coronary than he shot these people?! The scariest part is that this is the stuff they give kids for ADHD, as well as for narcolepsy, for dieting, and MS. While his family claims that they tried to call cops for help on several occasions, perhaps rehab would’ve been the better answer?!?!

  • George V

    Confused… “Both died in the home”…then ” Powell was rushed to the hospital where he died from the gunshot wound”. He could not have died in both places. Tragic story

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