GREENSBURG, Pa. — Jurors in the upcoming trial of a man charged in the 2015 shooting death of a western Pennsylvania police officer will be taken to the scene of the shooting.
Jury selection in the first-degree murder trial of 33-year-old Ray Shetler Jr. is scheduled to begin Monday in Westmoreland County.
The New Florence resident is charged in the death of 54-year-old St. Clair Township officer Lloyd Reed Jr., who died in an exchange of gunfire after responding to a November 2015 domestic disturbance call.
District Attorney John Peck says a site visit will acquaint jurors with the property and with the places where the suspected murder weapon and clothes were found.
Defense attorney Mark Daffner has suggested that Shetler was defending himself and didn’t realize that Reed was a police officer.