Officials: Pa. man wounds wife, then kills self

October 4, 2009 11:38:21 AM PDT
Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man shot and seriously injured his wife and then killed himself.

The Berks County coroner's office says 55-year-old Warren Bowman Jr. of Reading was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in his car at an overlook shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday.

Less than an hour earlier, authorities said, 45-year-old Sheila Bowman was shot in the head and chest outside the Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority, where she worked. Authorities said a witness identified Warren Bowman as the gunman. Sheila Bowman was taken to Reading Hospital, where she was listed in serious but stable condition.

Officials said the woman had moved out of the couple's home in September. City officials said the man had worked for the city for at least two decades, in the streets department until he transferred to the parks department six months ago.


Information from: Reading Eagle,