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Police: Man shot, killed by officer outside Pa. hardware store

Associated Press

ROARING SPRING — State police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by a local police officer outside a western Pennsylvania hardware store.

Police in Blair County say several 911 callers reported a man acting strangely around a dollar store next to the hardware store in Roaring Spring at about 4:15 p.m. Friday.

Trooper Christopher Fox said a Roaring Spring officer responded and found the man in the hardware store parking lot. Police allege that the man pulled a handgun and pointed it at the officer, who fired.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn’t been released. An autopsy was scheduled.

Fox said “The action of the individual caused the officer to draw his weapon and use deadly force.”

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