TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Mercer County police officer wounds suspect in shooting

Daily Photo Galleries

By WPXI
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 7:54 a.m.
 

State police are investigating a shooting involving a northwestern Pennsylvania township officer who wounded a man who had shot a woman during a dispute.

Troopers from the Mercer barracks and Pymatuning Township police aren't releasing the name of the officer, the suspect or the female victim involved in the incident, which began about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

That's when police say the township officer responded to a 911 call and heard shots being fired in the home. The officer forced his way into the residence and was shot at by the suspect. He returned fire before retreating and waiting for backup.

Police say the officer wounded the gunman and that police determined after the standoff ended hours later that the woman also was wounded. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said they are still searching for several people who were involved in the shooting.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Feds to protect 20 coral species
  2. Rossi: Steelers will make small strides this season
  3. Not to be left behind, speedy Steelers are on the fast track in NFL
  4. Starkey: Bucs still battlin’
  5. Social media firms walk fine line with jihadists
  6. Fox Chapel runners have big shoes to fill
  7. Steelers have plenty of new faces at wide receiver
  8. Monroeville firefighters hope hot photo calendar will help raise money
  9. Arizona Uzi shooting that accidentally killed instructor ‘just stupid’
  10. Belle Vernon man who allegedly offered dope to young girls jailed
  11. Psychologist to evaluate Greensburg woman involved in Daugherty killing
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.