PA State Police Troop D – New Castle are investigating a Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault & Burglary that occurred On 07/17/19, at 0105 hrs., when Shenango Twp. Police Dept. responded 27 Bryson Mill Rd., a mobile home residence in Shenango Twp. Lawrence County, after a 911 caller reported a person being shot there.
Upon arrival at the scene, at approximately 0112 hrs., Shenango Twp. Police Officers contacted William Charles Shoaff Jr. (W/N-M-24) and Ronald Lee Lantz Jr.(W/N-M-24) in the driveway inside a pickup truck. Lantz had suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound. Shenango Twp. Officers entered the mobile home and located the resident, Brian Robert Eisenhuth (W/N-M-23), deceased from gunshot wounds.
Shenango Twp. Police relinquished the investigation to the Pennsylvania State Police. The investigation– which included numerous interviews, an area canvass, a crime scene search and the examination of physical evidence– indicated the following. The victim, Eisenhuth, was involved in trafficking marijuana.
On 07/16/19, between 2200-2300 hrs, a burglary occurred at the unoccupied residence after Eisenhuth and Lantz left to go to a local convenience store. The actor(s) forced entry into the mobile home and removed U.S. currency, a semi-automatic pistol owned by Eisenhuth, and marijuana. A few hours later, at 0103 hrs, Eisenhuth, Lantz and Shoaff were inside the residence. The actor(s) approached the mobile home, apparently on foot, and fired multiple shots into the residence striking Lantz and Eisenhuth. Lantz returned fire with a semi-automatic handgun.
The actor(s) fled the scene. Eisenhuth succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Lantz was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the PSP New Castle Station, 724-598-2211 and speak with Tpr. Rodgers or you can call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers if you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477).
All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.
All information is accurate as of Release Date.
Media Release #2505