LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — A deadly shooting in Lackawanna County has been ruled homicide.
Joseph Roberson, 17, from Thornhurst, died after being shot in the head, according to the coroner.
Authorities responded to a home on Bowens Road in Spring Brook Township after midnight Saturday morning.
A small memorial marks the spot where state police say Roberson was found early Saturday,
Rocky Angerson's driveway is just feet away from the area. He says he was inside his home and heard loud voices followed by a loud bang that night.
"I thought they were lighting off fireworks or something. Then we looked out the window and an ambulance showed up. Next thing we know, a body was carted into the ambulance and it took off with sirens going so we knew it was kind of serious."
The teen from Thornhurst later died at a nearby hospital.
Monday morning, the Lackawanna County coroner ruled Roberson's death a homicide.
Neighbors say hearing the news of the teen's death was a shock in what is normally a quiet area.
"We're used to mischief night with kids toilet papering trees and stuff like that. Nothing like this. This is wild," Angerson said.
There is no word on if there is a suspect in the shooting.
Neighbors hope that justice is served in the death of someone so young.
"It's sad. I heard he was an only child too, so I could only imagine what his mother is going through. I would never want to experience anything like that."
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