Pennsylvania state trooper shot in Tioga County, Pa.; standoff with gunman

UPDATED STORY: Suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper shooting is dead

A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot Tuesday, and another trooper was injured, sparking an hours-long standoff with the gunman at a house on the 1500 block of Barney Hill Road in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. 

The shooting happened around noon, Pennsylvania state police said. Three troopers responded to check on the welfare of a person in the residence, after a 911 caller told law enforcement there hadn’t been contact for the past couple weeks.

When the troopers arrived, and announced their presence, they had no response from inside the residence. The troopers entered through an unlocked door and announced themselves again — that’s when a gunshot was fired.

One trooper was shot, and all three retreated. Another trooper ducked to avoid the gunfire, breaking a leg in the process, according to police.

The trooper who was shot was flown from the scene and as of late Tuesday, was hospitalized in stable condition. The other injured trooper has been given medical treatment and released.

Police haven’t identified the injured troopers, or the suspect, who remained barricaded in the residence throughout the afternoon while the incident drew a heavy law enforcement response.

An Incident Management Unit was among the many vehicles brought to the scene, and police asked members of the public to avoid the area during the active investigation.

Williamson High School and Clark Wood Elementary School went into “secure mode” due to the shooting, meaning the building was kept secure as a safety precaution Tuesday afternoon.

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