Homicide

Police: Ambush suspect wrote cold-blooded, chilling account of trooper's slaying at barracks

  • Members of the FBI SWAT team gather in front of a vehicle for their assignment Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Price Township near Canadensis, Pa., as they search for Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys)  WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Members of the FBI SWAT team gather in front of a vehicle for their assignment Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Price Township near Canadensis, Pa., as they search for Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the FBI SWAT team walk to the woods Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Price Township near Canadensis, Pa., searching for killer Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys)  WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Members of the FBI SWAT team walk to the woods Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Price Township near Canadensis, Pa., searching for killer Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens addresses the media during a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the Blooming Grove Township Municipal Building in Blooming Grove, Pa.  In background is an enhanced photo of suspected killer Eric Frein who has been hiding in the deep woods in the Pocono's for over three weeks. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys)  WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens addresses the media during a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the Blooming Grove Township Municipal Building in Blooming Grove, Pa. In background is an enhanced photo of suspected killer Eric Frein who has been hiding in the deep woods in the Pocono's for over three weeks. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a journal left by ambush suspect Eric Frein (freen) provides a "cold-blooded and absolutely chilling account" of the night he allegedly opened fire outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, killing one trooper and injuring a second.

Excerpts released Wednesday quote Frein as writing that he saw his shot and took it, watching from a distance as his victim dropped to the ground.

Authorities found the multipage journal in a bag of trash at a wooded campsite they believe was used by the 31-year-old suspect.

Frein is charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in the Sept. 12 ambush that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass. Hundreds of law enforcement officials have been looking for him in woods in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Rubinkam reported from northeastern Pennsylvania. Associated Press writer Maryclaire Dale in Philadelphia contributed to this report.