AVONDALE, Pa. – Pennsylvania state police at Avondale have a Delaware man in custody they say shot a woman, then held her and an eight-year-old child hostage.
He is 42-year-old Clarence Kenneth Love of Newark, Delaware. Love is to be arraigned this morning on attempted homicide and other charges.
Police say he shot 36-year-old Jennifer Lee Smith last night at her home in East Marlborough Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Police say he threatened to kill Smith, the child and himself. Hostage negotiators got him to surrender about half an hour past midnight.
Police say Smith was taken to a hospital, but her injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening. Police say the child wasn't injured physically.