Bruce Rogal, 59, was found dead after a short chase and shootout.
(West Chester Municipal Police)
Pennsylvania man died Thursday morning after crashing his car into a house given to his ex-wife in the couple just-finalized divorce agreement, marking a violent end to a deadly rampage spurred by the couple’s split, the officials said.
Before dying in the wreck, Bruce Rogal was involved in a shootout with the police, and it was not immediately clear whether he committed suicide or the police shot. Rogal, 59, had previously murdered his parents to the senior center where she lived and tried to kill his ex-wife, officials said.
“Bruce Rogal is dead,” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan posted on Facebook. “There is no ongoing threat in Chester County. All law enforcement personnel involved are unharmed. It is a tragedy that the defendant killed his elderly parents. All of the first responders did a great job under enormous pressure. Details will follow at a later date.”
Rogal allegedly killed his parents in Bellingham Senior Living Center.
Rogal rampage began when he received his divorce papers, a development that was him,” Hogan told FOX29 Philadelphia. Rogal’s ex-wife was awarded the Bradford West Township home the couple used to live in.
The researchers said Rogal got in his car, drove past the house that he had just lost in the divorce and opened fire when he saw that his ex-wife outside around 5:45 pm
The woman, who was not identified, was not injured in the attack.
Rogal then drove to Bellingham Senior Living Center in East Goshen Township and fatally shot his parents, both of whom were in their late 80s, police said.
Breaking: FOX29 News obtains the first pictures of Bruce Rogal the silver Honda minivan collided against the side of his house he lost in a divorce. He came home for the first time trying to kill ex-wife outside. Then led @PAStatePolice back here at 1am to crash here for the shootout @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/mxSHAVOQ5V
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) 20 September 2018
The police issued a lockdown of the area around the senior living center — including for West Chester Area School District — during the brief manhunt for Rogal, FOX29 reported.
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