Details released after shooting Saturday night
A Williamsport man faces charges for allegedly threatening to kill his estranged wife and another woman with a shotgun Saturday night in his home at 920 Penn St., city police said in an affidavit.
As Jeffrey Scott Stiber, 49, exited the rear of his residence and fired a shot into the air, ignoring orders from police to drop his weapon, he was shot in the shoulder by Officer Thomas Bortz and taken into custody, police said.
Stiber was treated at Williamsport Regional Medical Center for a non-life-threatening wound.
The two women, Kelli Stiber and Pamela Confer, were not harmed during the incident, nor were any police officers, according to an affidavit.
City police, treating the incident as a hostage situation, were dispatched to the residence at 6:13 p.m. following a call from Confer stating that Stiber had pointed a shotgun at his estranged wife and threatened to kill her. As police secured a perimeter around the home, Stiber briefly exited out the back and made officers aware that he was armed before re-entering the house, according to a press release.
By that time, Stiber’s wife and Confer had barricaded themselves into an upstairs bedroom. Stiber then allegedly threatened to “kill both of you and the dog,” while attempting to kick in the bedroom door. He also allegedly threatened to count to five and then shoot through the door, police said.
Shortly after, Stiber went out the back and was shot by police as he allegedly aimed his shotgun at Bortz and advanced toward him, police said.
Stiber was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, assault of a law enforcement officer, risking a catastrophe, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person. He was committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.