Two charges dropped in alleged gun fight between teen, officer
CHAMBERSBURG - Two of four attempted homicide charges were dropped this week against Sean Patrick Sellers, 16, of Mifflinburg, who is accused to firing a pistol at a state policeman Jan. 26 during a traffic stop on I-81 in Franklin County.
The Daily Item reported Sellers, who appeared at a preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Kelly Rock, now faces single counts of criminal attempted homicide and attempted homicide of a police officer.
Steve Rice, of Gettysburg, the attorney who is representing Sellers, plans to file a motion to transfer the case to juvenile court. He said that although Sellers did "something stupid," the boy never intended to kill Trooper Michael Quinn.
When Quinn pulled Sellers over for not driving a car within its lane, the youth allegedly pulled out and fired a .22-caliber pistol. The trooper went behind the vehicle, and he and Sellers exchanged gunfire. Neither was hit. Sellers tossed the gun out the window and surrendered.
Sellers is in Franklin County Jail.