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One in Custody Following West Pittston Shooting

WEST PITTSTON, Pa. — A man is charged with assault and endangerment after police say he shot his daughter’s boyfriend. Investigators say Gary Patric...
GARY PATRICK

WEST PITTSTON, Pa. — A man is charged with assault and endangerment after police say he shot his daughter’s boyfriend.

Investigators say Gary Patrick, 69, of Exeter, shot Wayne Tilley before 10 p.m. Thursday outside Tilley’s home on Foundry Street in West Pittston.

Patrick’s wife told police they went to the home to check on their daughter and to take the daughter’s child, fearing both were being abused. When Tilley tried to stop them from taking the child, Patrick shot him.

Tilley was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery after the shooting.