A fender bender turns deadly when one of the drivers shoots and kills the other.
The Hurleys — Pam and David and their sons — shared a normal and happy life in Turtle Creek, PA, until June 13, 1992. David and his brother were going to take a Boy Scout troop on a canoe trip. Unable to sleep the night before, David decided to go get a donut then stop by his brother’s house. He left home at 1:30 AM.
About an hour and a half later, Pam was surprised to hear her husband calling out from the first floor. According to Pam, he said he had been shot:
While they waited for paramedics to arrive, David told his wife about the random attack.
Police and paramedics arrived at around 3:30 AM, and David told his story again to Officer Michael Pruey of the Turtle Creek Borough Police:
David was rushed by helicopter to a hospital in Pittsburgh, six miles away. At 4:30 AM, he was wheeled into emergency surgery. Two hours later doctors emerged from the operating room with news for Pam:
David had gunshot wounds in the arm and shoulder and he was bleeding internally from a lacerated liver. The operation had gone well, they told Pam, until David suddenly went into cardiac arrest.
In searching for David’s killer, Detective Robert Lazzaro of the Allegheny County Police said they have very limited information to go on: