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Summerville Man Charged with Homicide

State police in Clarion County say a Summerville man is behind bars following a fatal weekend shooting inside a Limestone Township home.

Authorities say troopers were called to the residence, located along Sandy Flat Road, just before 5 a.m. Sunday for a report of a “noise disturbance.”

Investigators say when troopers arrived on scene, the suspect, identified as 46-year-old Jeremy Dailey, was found walking around the “perimeter” of the home, “shirtless.”

Upon further investigation, troopers learned that Dailey had broken into the home and engaged in a physical altercation with the homeowner, identified as 74-year-old Thomas Kemmer.

According to the affidavit, Kemmer allegedly retrieved a handgun during the altercation, but at some point during the struggle, he was “disarmed” by Dailey.

Authorities say troopers found Kemmer inside the living room-area of the home and stated that he had suffered “severe trauma to his head and face.”

Police say investigators also retrieved the handgun and “five spent shell casings.”

Troopers say Kemmer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clarion County Coroner’s Office.

According to online court records, Dailey is being housed at the Clarion County Jail on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, burglary and criminal trespass.

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