Man surrenders after standoff with police

STEAM VALLEY — A 21-year-old Cogan House Township man was awaiting to be arraigned on numerous charges Tuesday night following a lengthy stand-off with state troopers at his home on Ross Road.

Nakoma Ross was expected to be brought before District Judge William Solomon to face four felony counts of assault on law enforcement officers, nine felony counts of aggravated assault, two felony counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and related offenses.

No one was injured in this shooting, police confirmed.

Troopers were dispatched to a report of “shots fired into an occupied residential structure on Ross Road about 11:20 a.m.,” Trooper Angela Bieber said in a press release.

“At approximately 12:45 p.m., while they were still on the scene conducting an investigation, the troopers heard additional gunshots in their direction and immediately took cover,” Bieber said.

Dozens of additional troopers along with multiple police officers from surrounding communities, including sheriff deputies, responded to the scene. Specially-trained troopers assigned to a Special Emergency Response Team also responded.

Ross Road is a short dead-end road off of Route 184 with only a few properties on it.

A portion of Route 184 and a few surrounding roads were immediately shut down and closed to traffic and the public as officers set up a command post at the Cogan House Township Building.

“Information was gathered as to where the shots came from and who may have may have been firing them,” Bieber said.

Ross surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident at 4:40 p.m., Bieber said.

As of Tuesday night, there was no information as to the motive behind the shooting.

A law enforcement officer directs an ambulance into the scene at Route 184 and Wolfe Run Road, where police have closed all westbound traffic into the area. PHILIP A. HOLMES/ Sun-Gazette


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