Pennsylvania state trooper shot dead and another seriously injured after man opened fire in broad daylight
- A Pennsylvania state trooper was killed in a shootout with a man on Saturday
- The suspect also died and a soldier was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
A Pennsylvania state trooper was killed in a shootout with a man hours after the suspect opened fire on another trooper.
The first soldier was shot and seriously injured in Mifflintown – a small town in central Pennsylvania – around 12:45 a.m. Saturday and was rushed to hospital, according to state police.
About two hours later, the suspect was found in Walker Township, about 30 miles north, and another shooting ensued.
The suspect and soldier were both killed in the resulting shootout and police said both of their identities would be revealed later.
A Pennsylvania state trooper was killed in a shootout with a man hours after he opened fire on another trooper
Law enforcement is working at the scene of the second shooting in Pennsylvania on Saturday
Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro wrote on Twitter that he spent time in the hospital and the first soldier is in stable but critical condition.
State Police Col. Christopher Paris was also at the hospital where the injured soldier was being treated, state police said. Their current status is unknown.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry also released a statement of condolence.
“Our brave law enforcement officers fight every day to protect Pennsylvania communities. As Attorney General, know that my office is on your side,” she said.
The suspect’s van is seen in the center
Officials said Saturday night there was no threat to the public.
The incident comes about a week after Pennsylvania state troopers shot and killed an 18-year-old street runner who authorities say punched them after he refused to stop.
One of the soldiers then fired a shot into the car, hitting Anthony Allegrini Jr., who died at the scene of I-95.
An investigation by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is ongoing, but Pennsylvania State Police are not equipped with body cameras, the Philadelphia plaintiff reported Thursday.