Pa. police officer kills girlfriend-commits suicide www.privateofficer.com
Catlin McGuire and Matthew Brokenshire, who died in a reported murder-suicide, graduated from Dallas High School in 2005 and both were 24 years old.
Brokenshire fired a round from a 9mm handgun that struck Caitlin McGuire, 24, in the head, instantly killing her, state police said.
McGuire was pronounced dead inside her residence.
Brokenshire died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.
“The investigation found the two were dating for about a year and had known each other for quite some time having graduated high school together,” said state police Lt. Richard Krawetz, supervisor of the criminal investigations unit. “It was an argument that unfortunately escalated to what happened. It was nothing that was premeditated.”
Krawetz said the homicide/suicide occurred during an argument between the couple.
McGuire and Brokenshire graduated from Dallas High School in 2005. She was a graduate student at Marywood University in Dunmore. Brokenshire graduated in July from Lackawanna College Police Academy.
Brokenshire was a part-time patrolman for the Pittston Township Police Department. Township officer in charge Len Trotta did not return messages for comment on Monday.
Autopsies are not being performed, according to the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office.