Man killed Sunday identified

The man found shot to death Sunday night along Poco Farm Road in Loyalsock Township was identified as Maurice William Dowling, 25, of Philadelphia, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr.

Dowling, who state police said was the father of one child, was found along the east berm of the road at Poco Farm Extension about 7:30 p.m.

Investigators said Dowling had a slight pulse when paramedics arrived, but he died in an ambulance and was pronounced dead at the scene by the county Chief Deputy Jerold Ross.

An autopsy is scheduled today at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Kiessling said.

He declined on Monday to comment on where Dowling was shot in his body.

“This is an open homicide investigation. I’m not releasing anymore details at this time,” he said.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call state police at 570-368-5700.

“Further details will be released at a later time,” police said Monday in a brief statement.