Thomas Olson identified as shooting victim in Antrim domestic dispute Sunday

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
The house at 8197 Talhelm Road was the scene of a domestic dispute Sunday morning that left one man seriously hurt and another dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

Pennsylvania State Police have identified the shooting victim in a domestic dispute Sunday in Antrim Township.

Trooper Robert T. Hicks said late Monday morning that Thomas Olson, 51, remains in York Hospital in serious condition. Authorities did not provide an address for Olson.

Olson was apparently shot by the ex-husband of his girlfriend. Police allege that Roy Adams, 57, of 8197 Talhelm Road, then turned the gun on himself. Adams died at the scene, according to police.

Hicks said the gun used by Adams was a .25 caliber handgun.

According to Hicks, the Chambersburg barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police received a call at 9:46 a.m. Sunday, April 6 regarding a domestic situation that involved a shooting. Hicks said the incident happened in the 8100 block of Talhelm Road.

Hicks related that a 57-year-old man, later identified as Roy Adams, returned to his home, where he lived with his ex-wife. Police said the ex-wife had her 51-year-old boyfriend, now identified as Thomas Olson, there and a scuffle ensued between Adams and the boyfriend. During the scuffle, police said it appeared Adams shot Olson and then turned the weapon on himself. Police reported Adams was killed and Olson was taken to York Hospital in serious condition.

Police added that the ex-wife/girlfriend, whom they have not identified, was not harmed.

The state police investigation is continuing.