Police: Suspect in Schuylkill County Shooting Tried to Kill His Wife

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UNION TOWNSHIP -- Investigators are releasing more information about a shooting Tuesday night in Schuylkill County.

Steven Brobst, 62, of Weston, will spend Thanksgiving behind bars. He is charged with attempted homicide. State police say he shot his wife in the back of the head.

This all happened at the Shenandoah Fish & Game Protective Association club outside Ringtown.

According to court papers, Brobst walked into the club and shot his wife Diane as she was sitting at the bar.

The documents say he then tried to turn the gun on himself, but it was jammed.

Two other people in the bar tackled Brobst to the ground, getting the gun away from him.

"I was shocked. I mean, so close to Thanksgiving, it's not right that that should've happened," said Weston resident Jim Rebarchak.

State police have not released a motive for the shooting.

Newswatch 16 wanted to learn more about the couple, so we went to where they live in Weston.

We spoke to many people off camera who knew the Brobsts and say they are shocked by what happened.

And many people like Jim Rebarchak say they are very familiar with the Shenandoah Fish & Game club and can't believe something like this happened there.

"Very surprised. I never expected it. You never know what's going to happen today anyway," Rebarchak said.

Steven Brobst is charged with attempted homicide among other charges.

There is no word on Diane Brobst's condition.


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