By Kaylee Lindenmuth
ZION GROVE - On Tuesday, Nov. 21, a Sugarloaf man entered a rural Schuylkill County fish and game club, pulled a firearm and shot his wife, according to State Police.
A day later, on Nov. 22 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Montour County, she passed away from her injuries.
Around 8:00pm Tuesday, State Troopers from the Frackville barracks were called to the Shenandoah Fish and Game Protective Association at 395 Ferndale Road in Union Township for reports of a shooting.
At the scene, troopers found Diane Brobst in an ambulance, allegedly shot by husband Steven Brobst, who was detained by club members.
According to police, Steven Brobst, 62, of Sugarloaf, Luzerne County, entered the club, withdrew a firearm, and shot Diane Brobst who was seated at the bar.
Police say the club's vice president Thomas Charters, along with John Wasko, rushed Steven Brobst, as he attempted to turn the firearm on himself.
The gun jammed, and Charters and Wasko tackled and disarmed Steven Brobst, detaining him until troopers arrived on scene.
Diane Brobst was transported to a landing zone in Ringtown and flown via Geisinger LifeFlight to Geisinger Medical Center, in critical condition.
Diane Brobst, 51, passed away from her injuries on Nov. 22.
Steven Brobst is currently charged with Criminal Homicide, Murder in the First Degree, Murder in the Third Degree, Aggravate Assault, among other charges, and is held at the Schuylkill County Prison without bail.
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