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Police Show Restraint During Baldwin Homicide Incident

Chief Michael Scott reveals some incredible details of the encounter, praising his officers.

Baldwin Borough police Chief Michael Scott said that his officers showed remarkable restraint and judgment during a homicide incident in south Baldwin on Nov. 4.

Scott praised his officers during Tuesday night's Baldwin Council meeting while revealing some details of the encounter.

After Benjamin Conway Jr. shot his wife in their home on Meadowcrest Road, Scott said, Conway lost the gun that he used to commit the act during a tussle with his half-brother, who was also in the home at the time.

The brother then ran from Conway and away from the home, where police officers were stationed nearby, Scott said.

"He came outside, running with the gun still in his hand," Scott said of the half-brother. "He could have been shot by our officers but wasn't.

"And then, the second individual, the one that actually committed the homicide, came running out, yelling at our officers to please shoot him (his brother).

"So, it was quite a bit of restraint and professionalism exhibited by our officers."

The officers eventually got the situation under control, and Conway is the one being charged with the homicide.

Scott also read a thank-you card aloud on Tuesday that his department received from a group of Meadowcrest residents.

"Thank you for your quick response and professionalism during the incident (that) weekend," Scott read. "Also, thank you for your help and consideration, after the fact, to the neighbors."

Read through other Baldwin Borough police items here.

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Robert Edward Healy, III November 21, 2012 at 07:20 AM
Wow. If you were one of the officers, what would you have done?
NE12Ukid November 21, 2012 at 01:27 PM
7:35 am on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 I may have reacted differently, but then I don't have the training and job experience that these "men in blue" do. How lovely that the neighborhood sent their thanks, far too often this is forgotten, and all they hear is the complainers. Good JOB, Baldwin police! There will be a blue light in the window for you this coming holiday season.
PITT#983 November 24, 2012 at 06:16 AM
Great Job to all the police that responded to this incident. This without a doubt was a tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving situation that was handled by Baldwin PD. These men and women obviously used their training and experience to make some critical split second decisions and they should be applauded. I guess they just don't conduct field sobriety tests huh!
NE12Ukid November 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Only one complainer who lives in Whitehall keeps harping on that note, PITT. I think most other Patch readers are smart enough to comprehend the information on the many good things our police provide, including DUI arrests when necessary.
cc November 25, 2012 at 04:05 AM
ne12ukid, you sure don't have a life, you stalk me and then when I'm not on here you still have to keep bringing up my name. you sure are one lonely pathetic person.
NE12Ukid November 25, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Guilty conscience? Read it again, your name was not mentioned. Bad turkey, maybe? LOL

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