Lebanese police shooter had criminal history; AD

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) — The man who killed an officer and injured two in Lebanon City on Thursday, March 31, had a long criminal history, according to Lebanon District Attorney Pier Hess Graff.

According to a press release, Travis Shaud, 34, suffered from mental health issues, as well as a criminal record. Shaud has previously suffered domestic assaults as well as abuse protection orders beginning in November 2021. According to the Pennslyvania Docket database, he was charged in 2018 as well as 2019 for Simple Assault.

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The Forest Street address belonged to Shaud’s family, but Shaud did not live at the house. Before the shooting happened, a family member returned home to find that Shaud had broken into the house. The family member immediately called the police.

When officers arrived, Shaud shot multiple officers. Officers returned fire and Shaud was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friday press conference:

Officials say Lt. William Lebo was fatally shot when officers and Shaud exchanged gunfire on Thursday afternoon. The other two officers were taken to area hospitals.

Shaud had used a handgun in his attack on the police. The Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office is handling the investigation.

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