Off-duty state trooper in Butler County shoots man with handgun
An off-duty state policeman shot a man who came to the trooper's home Friday night, brandishing a handgun.
The wounded man was flown to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition, state police Lt. Eric Hermick said. Neither the trooper, who was standing on the porch, nor his wife and children, who were standing at the window, were injured.
The shooting occurred at 8:40 p.m. in Butler Township.
The wounded man, who was not identified, came to the trooper's home a few weeks ago, prompting the trooper to call local police, Hermick said. The man left before officers arrived, he said.
When the man returned Friday and pulled out a handgun, he ignored repeated commands by the trooper to drop the weapon, Hermick said.
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or at email@example.com.
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