PSP Investigating attempted homicide in Bedford Co. after woman shoots at responding police

19 August 2023- Pennsylvania State Police from the Bedford Station are investigating an attempted homicide that took place at the 700 block of Narrow Lane, Cumberland Valley Township in Bedford County.

On August 18th around 6:50pm, members of PSP Bedford responded to a domestic incident in the 700 block of Narrow Lane, Bedford County for a report of a female that was shooting at several individuals. Upon arrival it was discovered that the accused, Melissa Lynn Suder, 53, of Bedford, was involved in an altercation with several people within her home. During the altercation, Suder obtained a firearm and shot several times at the victims.

Suder shot several times in the direction of the responding Troopers. PSP’s Special Emergency Response Team, or SERT, was deployed and subsequently took Suder into custody. No injuries occurred as a result of the shooting.

Suder is being charged with attempted criminal homicide, attempted criminal homicide of law enforcement, and other related charges. Updates will follow as they become available.