Skip to comments.PA:Trespassing Dispute Leads to Shootout
Posted on 07/05/2013 3:48:51 PM PDT by marktwain
RICE TOWNSHIP A 19-year-old from Wilkes-Barre Township has been charged with attempted homicide after a shooting Wednesday night near Mountain Top.
Troopers said Nicholas Drust is in custody after the shooting on Heslop Road in Rice Township around 8:30 p.m.
According to court documents, Nicholas Drust and his father Robert were questioned by two neighbors, who accused the men of trespassing on private property along the dead-end road.
A neighbor told Newswatch 16 that loitering, trespassing and dumping are common problems on the rural road.
The problem is, people come down here and park and drink beer and throw trash. It`s a shame that they do that, said Ross Horsley.
Rice Township Police Chief Robert Franks said Robert Drust punched 75-year-old Larry Papach in the face, which lead to a violent shootout.
Before the police even got there, thats when the fight started, said Franks. There was an argument, there was a pushing, shoving, fist-fight type thing, and then there was the shooting.
Detectives said Nicholas Drust fired 14 rounds from a semi-automatic handgun at Papach in the shoulder and hand.
The criminal complaint said Papach was able to return fire, shooting six rounds from a pistol.
The bullets from Papachs gun hit Robert Drust in the thigh, as well as the alleged trespassers sedan.
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21 shots and only one hit?
Shoulder and hand on one, thigh on the other genius.
Why thanks, yes I am a genius.
Story says he was shooting at his shoulder and hand.
Sounds like a white Trayvon. One question and the thug throws a punch.
I learned to speak journaliste, it’s a form of intuitive English used in newspapers.
I won’t hold my breath for Obama to say “this could have been my son”.
What was a fourteen year old doing carrying a handgun at that time? Seems that should garner some charges for the kids Father. And no I don’t have a problem with a kid shooting a handgun in the proper circumstances, target shooting under supervision, defense of life and property unsupervised. This does not seem to fit the proper circumstances situation.
Sorry long day, nineteen year old firing fourteen rounds, MY BAD!!
I’m still trying to figure why the guy was shooting at his shoulder and hand.
The wilds of PA are like this. I have been involved in standoffs involving trespassing on my wife’s grandfathers property. He always open carried at .375 magnum. Cooler heads would prevail, but I have to say it got my adrenaline pumping.
“I learned to speak journaliste...”
Yeah, but can you read cursive?
Only as well as a journalist can.
he didn’t slam you, he was sarc’ing both of the shooters as ‘geniuses’.
Yes I figured that out eventually. Still working on my mensa test as well.
i don’t blame you reading it that way given how some like to pounce on others here.
Sounds like LEO material to me.
The best way to meet the Lord is through prayer. Another common way is to trespass on private property.
typing in cursive...gets comments deleted.
Rachel Jeantal (juror #8) wants to know if you’ll teach her cursive.
“I wont hold my breath for Obama to say this could have been my son.
More like creepy azz cracka. :-)
Sorry, that’s retarded, sir
“The bullets from Papachs gun hit Robert Drust in the thigh, as well as the alleged trespassers sedan.”
I’d hate to get shot in the sedan, it sounds painful.
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