The Case Of Chad Olm's Murder

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397 An 11-year old boy, looking at guns with his cousin and uncle, was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in Pike County. His uncle has been charged with criminal homicide.The family is devastated, police say.The name of the child has not been released, but police say he lived in Wayne County and attended the Wallenpaupack Area School District. His initials are H.P, according to police records.The uncle, Chad Olm, 34, was incarcerated in Pike County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail, where he remains locked up. He was arraigned Sunday morning.Police notified the school of the death, and the school will have grief counselors available this week.State police were called at 5:35 p.m. Saturday to Keystone Drive in Wild Acres, a gated …show more content…

The boys asked to see his guns, so he opened his security safe.Olm told police that he does not leave his guns loaded.He opened the case and showed them his .357 Magnum revolver, which had been wrapped in a sleeve.He handed it to his nephew and then to his son. They thought it was cool because it had a big scope on …show more content…

He began bleeding and fell over.When police arrived, the child's body was found on the floor of the bedroom and there was a single bullet hole in the corner of the room, near the ceiling. The gun was on the clothes washer in the laundry room.The victim's parents were not there at the time of the incident. They arrived after police.State police Chaplin the Rev. Thomas Muldowney was called to speak with the family.The victim has two siblings, one older and one younger."It's horribly tragic. The family is devastated," Blooming Grove State Police station commander Lt. Chris Paris said. "It goes to show that the safe handling of firearms is a must.

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