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76-year-old charged in 2022 fatal shooting of Lehigh Township man

Northampton County Courthouse in Easton
Donna S. Fisher
For LehighValleyNews.com
The Northampton County Courthouse in Easton is pictured in this January 2023 photo.

EASTON, Pa. — A 76-year-old man was jailed on felony charges Monday, about nine months after authorities say he shot and killed a 67-year-old man in his Lehigh Township home.

William Arthur Strunk of Stroudsburg was charged with homicide, possessing an instrument of crime and carrying a firearm without a license, the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Monday.

  • William Arthur Strunk, 76, of Stroudsburg faces homicide and other charges related to a fatal shooting in June 2022
  • Michael Powers, 67, was shot multiple times and killed in his Lehigh Township home
  • A Northampton County district judge denied bail for Strunk on Monday

Strunk was arraigned Monday by Northampton County District Judge Robert Hawke, who denied him bail, according to the release.
Strunk is accused of shooting and killing Michael Powers last year at Powers' home in Lehigh Township.

Lehigh Township police were called about 6 p.m. June 29 to the 4500 block of Lower Three Mile Lane, where they found Powers dead from multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and mouth, District Attorney Terry Houck said in the release.

Police identified Strunk as a potential suspect and searched his home in Stroudsburg, where they found and seized ammunition and a .38-caliber handgun — the same caliber used to kill Powers, Houck said.

Strunk later told investigators in Monroe County he shot Powers four times with that gun, the district attorney said.

Houck said investigators “never relented” in their search for Powers’ killer.

“Gun violence has no place in Northampton County, and anyone involved in these acts of senseless violence will suffer the highest consequences,” he said.