By: Associated Press
SOUTH STRABANE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania authorities say a wanted Florida man was shot and killed after he fled from an attempted traffic stop, crashed his vehicle and exchanged gunfire with officers.State police say officers tried to stop 45-year-old Steven Brooks on Interstate 79 in South Strabane late Thursday for erratic driving. They say Brooks drove away and went the wrong way down a ramp from Interstate 79 to Interstate 70 before crashing his vehicle into a bridge support column around 11:30 p.m.
Brooks then allegedly fled on foot and pulled a gun on officers, trading gunfire with them. He was shot in the exchange and was pronounced dead around 1:40 a.m. Friday.
No other injuries were reported in the incident, which remains under investigation.
Brooks is accused of killing Caroline Morton-Hicks, his landlord, after she left orchestra practice in Pinellas Park because he was late on his rent, according to an eviction attorney.
Pinellas Park Police says the details of what occurred in Pennsylvania will be released by the Pennsylvania State Police around noon on Friday.