Saturday, May 7, 2022

Police Looking for Man Wanted for Attempted Homicide in Mount Carmel

Police in Mount Carmel are looking for a man wanted for a shooting late Friday.

According to the Mount Carmel Borough Police Department, officers were dispatched around 11:45pm on May 6th, 2022 to a report of shots fired in the area of Dorko’s bar in the 100 block of South Poplar Street. 

Officers were notified that a silver sedan which was occupied by the suspect in the incident was attempting to leave. 

At the scene, a male gunshot victim was located. The male suffered a gunshot to his arm and stomach. 

Police began performing life-saving measures on the male including applying a tourniquet to his arm to stop heavy and profuse bleeding and requested Emergency Medical Personnel.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle involved which resulted in the vehicle engaging in a high-speed pursuit. As a result of the vehicle traveling at high speeds, it crashed in the area of Second and Plum Streets. 

Officers were unable to see into the vehicle due to heavy window tint and utilized a non-lethal beanbag shotgun to break the rear window to see inside. It was determined that no one was inside the vehicle.

K9 Blek conducted a scent track from the vehicle to a residence. Officers later learned that the address the vehicle was registered to was the address K9 Blek led them to.

After a thorough investigation, the shooter/suspect has been identified as Bruce A. Thompson Jr., 36, of Shamokin. It was learned that Thompson took another vehicle after crashing his vehicle and fled to an unknown location.

Bruce A Thompson Jr. is described as a 6’00 Black Male with brown eyes, short black hair, and a clean-shaven beard. Bruce Thomas is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The vehicle Thompson was last known to be operating is a Blue 2017 Chevrolet Traverse bearing PA Registration LJN1128.

A warrant for Thompson's arrest has been issued on the charges of Attempt of Criminal Homicide,  Aggravated Assault, Persons not possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, firearms not to be carried without a license, recklessly endangering another person, and fleeing or attempting to elude a Police Officer.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Thompson or has seen the vehicle involved, should contact law enforcement immediately.  If Thompson is seen, do not approach.

During the incident, Mount Carmel Borough Police were assisted by police departments from Mount Carmel Township, Ralpho Township, Coal Township, Shamokin, Sunbury, Butler Township, Ashland, and PSP.