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Suspect sought in Clymer shooting death

by The Indiana Gazette on June 25, 2013 6:40 AM

CLYMER — State police this morning continued a search for a suspect in the shooting death of a man on a walking trail near Route 403 in the southwest corner of the borough.

James Alexander, 46, for whom no address was given, was killed about 9 p.m. Monday, according to troopers at Indiana.

“The investigation … is active and ongoing,” Trooper Douglas Snyder reported in a news release. “This does not appear to be a random crime.”

Indiana County Chief Deputy Coroner Jerry Overman reported Alexander suffered one gunshot wound of the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alexander’s body was taken to Pittsburgh for an autopsy at the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.

Authorities reported no other people wounded or injured in connection with the incident, and Overman said it wasn’t known whether anyone saw the shooting.

“Somebody heard the shots and went down there and discovered him … there along the trail,” Overman said.

Citizens’ Ambulance Service paramedics responded first and summoned the coroner’s office, he said.

Forensic investigators from the state police Records & Identification Unit at Greensburg, Indiana County detectives, the Indiana County District Attorney’s office and a dog team from the Armstrong County District Attorney’s office have been involved in the investigation, police said.

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