Police kill gunman who shot state trooper


ELKLAND, Pa. (WHTM) – A man who barricaded himself in a northern Pennsylvania home after shooting a state trooper was shot and killed by police.

State police said the man fired at troopers numerous times throughout a 14-hour standoff in Tioga County, near the New York state line. They said a SERT team returned fire and killed the man around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

The man’s name was not immediately released.

Troopers were conducting a welfare check and entered an open door after receiving no response. They said the man fired a shot that struck one of the troopers.

The wounded trooper was flown to a hospital and treated for his injury. Police said he did not need surgery and was in stable condition.

Another trooper sustained a leg injury while seeking cover from the gunfire.

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