This is Rockne Newell. He’s a 59-year-old bum, and while he’s unable to clean his property either fiscally or physically, he has enough money for multiple firearms and ammunition, and plenty of strength to go on a murderous rampage.
A man feuding with officials in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains over conditions at his ramshackle, trash-filled property blasted his way into a municipal meeting and killed three people before being tackled and shot with his own gun, authorities said.
The gunman, identified as 59-year-old Rockne Newell, indiscriminately fired shots Monday night as he barged into the meeting, authorities said. He left long enough to get another weapon from his car and continued firing upon returning until he was tackled by at least one person and shot with his own gun, police and witnesses said.
West End Open Space Commission executive director Bernie Kozen tackled Newell and shot him with his own gun in one of his legs.
This was obviously a premeditated ambush. It’s too bad Kozen didn’t “accidentally” shoot Newell in the head while “securing” his gun.
Update: Newell tried to collect donations via Give Forward in October. I was unaware FEMA was in the bridge business.
Here’s what is allegedly his Facebook page. He’s a pro-union Obama supporter, so don’t expect this story to be harped upon the way the media would if they found out he had been a supporter of conservative causes.