36-Year-Old Convicted Felon Arrested by Falls Township Police,
Charged with Pistol-Whipping and Shooting Firearm at Morrisville
Man Who Received a Graze Would to His Ear; Eight-Count
Complaint Includes Attempted Homicide
A 36-year-old convicted felon pistol-whipped, then fired a handgun at a 32-year-old man outside a Morrisville residence and then fled, leading responding officers from Falls Township and four other police departments through their jurisdictions until apprehended by state police in in Penndel Borough, according to Falls Township Police Lt. Nelson Whitney.
Thomas Zorrer made an initial appearance before district justice Daniel Baranoski yesterday. Zorrer was unable to post 10 % of $2,000,000 bail, and was remanded to Bucks County Prison. A subsequent hearing before District Justice Jan Vislosky has been scheduled for March 13th at 0900 hours, according to Whitney.
Zorrer, who told arresting officers he is homeless, is charged with firing a handgun at the 32-year-old man, who suffered a graze wound to his ear. The victim, identified only as, "KH" in charging documents, was transported by the Levittown Fairless Hills Rescue Squad to St. Mary Medical Center, was he was treated and released.
Zorrer, a convicted felon, is by law forbidden to possess a firearm, one of the many charges in the eight-count complaint in which he was charged. Falls officers continue the investigation into the beating / shooting in the 1400 block of Bristol Pike, Morrisville, seeking the handgun that was used and additional forensic evidence.
Anyone with information that can help Falls Township detectives advance this case should contact Detective Catherine Coffman at (215) 949-9100 ext.# 318 or email email@example.com.
Lt. Whitney thanked assisting officers from Penndel Borough, Middletown Township, Bristol Township, Bensalem Township, and the Pennsylvania State Police with aiding in the capture and arrest of Zorrer.