May 15, 2016
A Philadelphia man committed suicide during a traffic stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to multiple reports.
The incident occurred Friday around 10:30 p.m. on the northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension in Bear Creek Township, according to The Citizens' Voice.
A state trooper pulled over a 2001 Chevrolet Impala that was driving erratically.
The Times Leader reports that 22-year-old Emmanuel Giddings, Jr. was asked to exit the vehicle for a field sobriety test. Instead, Giddings pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head, killing him instantly.
Police say illegal drugs were found in a search of the vehicle.