In WEST CHESTER, Pa. – A man who fired shots at his ex-wife, who killed his parents in a retirement center, and then took his own life during a police chase had a grudge against the world,” Pennsylvania ministry said Wednesday.
Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan new details released about the last week of the shootings and the manhunt for Bruce Rogal.
Rogal “went through his life with a grudge against everyone whom he met, everyone he ran into that he dislikes, and he despised, he fought, he complained about — and that included his own family,” Hogan said.
He said Rogal, 59, and his wife, who is a 27-year-old son, was married a long time, but were unhappy. His wife filed for a protection-from-abuse order in 2015, and also filed for divorce. An order finalizing their divorce and the granting of his ex-wife the house may have been what him, the officials said.
Rogal spent the last few days for the pictures to visit the porn sites and the check of the location, Hogan said. “He is checking out the different ways to get in and get out,” Hogan said.
Rogal went first to the house, where his ex-wife was in the driveway, checking her car’s oil and fired at her, missing. She called her son, who texted other members of the family about the threat, Hogan said. The son is also his grandmother and grandfather to warn them.
“He told his grandmother:” You are in danger. My father is on the loose. He shot at my mother. You need to be involved,'” Hogan said. But “if he is talking to her, the phone goes dead.” Are was to the East of Goshen, retirement center, shot his parents, 89-year-old William, and 87-year-old Nancy Rogal.
Rogal then drove off, and police gave chase, and after him near where his ex-wife lives, that the authorities believed indicated that he “plans for a last stand … ready to kill his wife if he could and kill anyone who might come in,” Hogan said.
Rogal eventually bumped into the side of the house and was later found dead. Hogan said the autopsy concluded he died of a gunshot wound to the head with the gun.
“The only person who really knows why he did what he did to him, Bruce Rogal,” Hogan said. “Which one of these things, which the father him — the divorce, the fight with the woman, the eviction notice, the arguments with the parents — we don’t know. It was one of those things, everything comes to a head at the same time. The only person who could have told us is dead.”