WEST MANHEIM TWP, Pa- A firefighter, who was responding to a house fire in York County on Saturday morning, has died.
Veteran firefighter Earl Shoemaker, 68, was driving a fire truck to the scene, when it’s believed he suffered a medical emergency and died. Shoemaker was a volunteer with the Eagle Fire Company for more than 40-years.
He was driving the truck to the scene of the house fire on the 500-block of Pumping Station Road in West Manheim Township, when he traveled off the road and crashed, officials said.
Shoemaker’s official cause of death has not yet been released, however it’s believed the medical condition played a significant role.
“Pretty rough right now and we have to meet with all of them and decide to call a debriefing team in,” said Chief Jan Cromer.
West Manheim Township Police are handling the investigation.
The fire happened in a duplex along Pumping Station Road in West Manheim Township, York County.
The cause remains under investigation. A fundraiser for the family that lost everything will be held Sunday at the Hanover Soccer Fields from 1:00 – 3:00pm.
Organizers are asking for donations of all kinds.
NORFOLK Va. (WAVY) Norfolk Police have identified a man who died in an early morning shooting as 28-year-old Phillip Spell of Richmond.
Cpl. Melinda Wray with Norfolk Police said officers received a call for a shooting in the 800 block of Fremont Street, near O Keefe Street, around 4:31 a.m.
Responding officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he later died.
Neighbor Shelton Clark said he did not know the victim, but heard the shooting.
When I heard the gunshots, it was like boom, boom, boom.
I said, Wow, that was kind of close, you know? I ain t seen nobody. I walked out to the curb, there s a guy laying down there, so I say, He must be dead, and I looked at him, and I called the paramedics, he said.
Clark and his mother have lived in the Olde Huntersville neighborhood for more than 50 years.
This is all they do.
Walk the street and you might hear somebody say, Somebody got shot down on the other end,’ she said.
The police, they do their job. They re walking and everything, up in the neighborhood, you know It s sad. You got little kids that got to go to school and you come out of your house 6 a.m.
to go and catch the school bus and see somebody gunned down, Shelton Clark said.
Spell s body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Officers were on the scene for several hours Thursday morning investigating the area.
Police have not released a description of the suspect.
Anyone with information can contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).
HINGHAM (CBS) Carol and William Leonard could barely wait to welcome their son, Army Specialist Curtis Leonard, home Monday night.
But it wouldn t just be his parents welcoming the 25-year-old Iraq veteran home The Hingham Police Department had asked the town s residents to line the Leonards route home from Logan Airport, waving flags and holding posters welcoming him back.
Hingham residents lined the town s streets to welcome Iraq veteran Curtis Leonard home. (WBZ-TV)
Curtis s father said the support of the police, fire department, and the rest of the community was humbling.
It s almost overwhelming at times, to know that there are folks that have your back, said William Leonard. The veteran services in the town are tremendous.
Curtis served in Iraq for eleven months. It was the 25-year-old s first tour overseas.
Curtis Leonard, center, welcomed home by his parents Carol and William Leonard at Logan Airport. (WBZ-TV)
He spoke with his parents once every three months, when he would call.
I cried after he hung up, and stayed strong for him, and tried to distract him from things that were going on in Baghdad, said Carol.
We are proud of Curtis and all of his accomplishments.
Not everyone gets to come home, so we feel very special and very privileged, said William Leonard. It ll be great to have him home.
He s a real presence around the house.
It won t be the last homecoming for the Leonards Curtis s younger brother, who was serving in Kuwait at the same time Curtis was in Iraq, is also scheduled to come home later this year.