Gunman Who Shot Pennsylvania Trooper Killed In Gunfight With Police

Holly Matkin

The barricaded gunman opened fire on police multiple times during the nearly 14-hour standoff.

Nelson Township, PA – The gunman who shot a Pennsylvania State trooper during a welfare check on Tuesday was fatally shot by police following the nearly 14-hour standoff that ensued.

The incident began at approximately 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, when Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers with the Mansfield station received a request for a welfare check at a home in the 1500-block of Barney Hill Road, WETM reported.

The reporting party said that the person living at the residence had not been reachable “for a couple weeks,” according to police.

Three troopers responded to the home and attempted to ascertain whether anyone was inside.

“After no response, the Troopers entered the residence through an unlocked door and announced their presence again in attempts to get a response from anyone in the residence,” the agency said.

That’s when the man they were trying to check on opened fire on them, hitting one of the troopers.

They immediately retreated from the home, requested backup, and secured the area.

The wounded trooper was life-flighted from the scene and has since been listed in stable condition.

A second trooper suffered a broken leg as he tried to get to cover during the attack, WETM reported.

He has since been treated and released from the hospital.

After shooting the trooper, the gunman barricaded himself inside the home, at which point the PSP Special Emergency Response Team was dispatched, The Patriot-News reported.

The shooter fired at police on multiple occasions during the nearly 14-hour standoff that followed.

At approximately 2 a.m., the gunman was fatally shot when police returned fire.

The woman who contacted police to request the welfare check said that the gunman had a history of mental illness and described him as a “shut-in,” WYOU reported.

She explained that she owns a pizza restaurant, and that he hadn’t been calling for his routine deliveries over the past three weeks.

She said she warned investigators that the suspect had an arsenal of firearms, and that he didn’t trust the government.

The investigation into the incident remains on going, the PSP said in a press release on Wednesday morning.

Comments (21)
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SheepDawg
SheepDawg

Nobody important was killed.

JBoH
JBoH

Good.

Judid292
Judid292

The caller told investigators that he was mental, had guns and didn’t trust government.... did she tell dispatch? Glad LEOs will be ok.

DWayne63
DWayne63

The pizza industry mourns the loss of a steady coustomer.....bad tipper, though...

bryantrent
bryantrent

Glad they shot him scary

Wish505
Wish505

Justice served. Now peace and prayers for the a speedy recovery for the trooper.

RETDEP170PCSO
RETDEP170PCSO

We need to line up protestors to block commerce and roadways, Soros can send money and busses, we will need signs........ Oh wait, he was a white boy..... Nevermind

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

One less scumbag off our streets, to bad his family didn’t get to watch him bleed out and the devil sucking him into his realm of hell!

Friendofblue
Friendofblue

I'm blue through and through but this case should have been handled knowing he was mentally ill. But we haven't taken care of those poor people since liberals closed all the mental institutions.

alaskalawdog
alaskalawdog

Looks like she scurried away like the typical liberal chickenshit we’ve come to know and detest.

Copmom
Copmom

Why didn’t the “Caller” previously report the “mental” guy to authorities before this incident?

Keeblertime
Keeblertime

Too bad he didn't take out at least one of the pigs.


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