Flags half-staff, more charges expected in Pa. officer's death

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 13, 2015 12:00 PM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Slocum


(Scranton) -- Flags are flying at half-staff in Scranton where authorities planned to file additional charges against three teens charged in a robbery that led to a police officer's death. 

City Patrolman John Wilding died Sunday, a day after falling some 15 feet after jumping a fence while chasing the suspects. 

The teens are already charged with robbery, weapons possession and terroristic threats stemming from a heist about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. 

Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Gene Talerico says more charges will be filed, though he declined to specify what they will be. 

The 17-year-old suspects, Tanner Curtis and Nasiir Sheldon Jones of Scranton, and Malik Edwards, who is listed as homeless, have already been charged as adults with the other crimes.

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