State Police: Officer-Involved Shooting in Erie County

| January 7, 2018

ERIE CO., Pa. (EYT) – According to Erie-based State Police, an officer-involved shooting occurred early Sunday morning in Summit Township, Erie County.

State police say around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, the Erie barracks of Pennsylvania State Police received a phone call regarding a domestic dispute at a residence along Dorn Road in Summit Township.

While responding, officers were advised that the suspect – a known, 71-year-old male – was armed and firing an assault rifle, according to police.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers gave verbal commands to the male suspect to drop the weapon; however, he refused and began firing the rifle at the officers. The officers returned fire and struck the male suspect, police say.

Currently, the suspect is in critical condition at Hamot Hospital, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing by Troop E Major Case Team in conjunction with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.

The name of the suspect was withheld.

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