Victim of 2013 shooting dies; autopsy performed

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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HANOVER TWP. — An autopsy was performed Thursday on a man who died Tuesday, five years after he was shot multiple times during a home invasion in Harveys Lake.

Paul Brace Jr., 24, died at his family’s residence in Dallas.

Brace, a receiver for the Misericordia University football team and a 2012 graduate of Dallas High School where he was a stand-out on the gridiron and basketball court, was asleep when he was shot inside 367 Second St., Harveys Lake, on June 5, 2013.

Brace underwent multiple surgeries after the shooting.

State police and Luzerne County detectives investigated the shooting. No charges have been filed but several people were targeted by investigators.

Coroner William Lisman said an autopsy was performed by forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross at the coroner’s office in Hanover Township.

Lisman said results of the autopsy are not being released pending the return of toxicology samples.

District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis could not be immediately reached for comment Thursday morning.

The Times Leader reported after the shooting that a search warrant indicated Brace’s roommate, Adam Weaver, a student at Penn State Wilkes-Barre at the time, told investigators he was pistol whipped by four armed men who forced their way inside the house on Second Street.

The four intruders went to the second floor and one of them fired multiple rounds at Brace, who suffered gunshot wounds to his head, chest and arm, the report says.

Weaver was not shot and stated he gave the four armed men $500 before they left. Weaver told state police he ran to the house of Mitch Artsma where he called 911.


By Ed Lewis

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