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Posted on: August 19, 2021

MAN FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE FOR SHOOTING YARDLEY POLICE CHIEF JOSEPH KELLY

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A 24-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday night on attempted murder and related charges for shooting Yardley Police Chief Joseph Kelly who was assisting a Bucks County probation officer on an offender check at the Yardley Commons Condominiums.  

Kelly, a law enforcement veteran of more than three decades, is recovering from injuries to his hand and ear sustained when Colin Frank Petroziello fired a shotgun through the front door of his apartment Wednesday morning. 

After the shooting, Petroziello barricaded himself and his mother inside his apartment at 806 Yardley Commons. He was taken into custody at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, ending a more than 4-hour standoff.  

Petroziello was charged with attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer, two counts of attempted murder, six counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of assault of a law enforcement officer, persons not to possess a firearm, false imprisonment, recklessly endangering another person and possession of an instrument of crime.
 

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