State police work the scene of a shooting Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the County Market grocery store on the outskirts of Philipsburg, Pa. Pennsylvania State Police say the gunman in a supermarket shooting is a retired state trooper, and the woman he shot before killing himself had been his wife. State police spokeswoman Maria Finn said Thursday troopers were working to notify their closest victims, holding up public identification of the two. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K Mark) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT
PHILIPSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say they believe a retired trooper killed his wife with a shotgun inside a supermarket and then himself two days after she filed for divorce.
Department spokeswoman Maria Finn said the slain woman is Tracie Miscavish. Finn says she filed for divorce from her husband, Mark Miscavish, two days ago. He had retired in 2011 after 15 years on the force.
Police say they were called to a County Market store in Philipsburg on Thursday morning to find the two bodies.
Tracie Miscavish’s sister, Gina March, tells reporters Mark Miscavish was briefly jailed in January on charges he beat up his wife.
Online court records indicate Mark Miscavish was awaiting trial on charges of simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats.