• Mercer County officer wounds suspect before standoff


    MERCER COUNTY, Pa. - State police are investigating a shooting involving a northwestern Pennsylvania township officer who wounded a man who had shot a woman during a dispute.

    Troopers from the Mercer barracks and Pymatuning Township police aren't releasing the name of the officer, the suspect or the female victim involved in the incident which began about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    That's when police say the township officer responded to a 911 call and heard shots being fired within the home. The officer forced his way into the residence and was fired at -- but not wounded -- by the suspect and returned fire before retreating and waiting for backup.

    Police say the officer wounded the gunman and that police determined after a standoff ended hours later that the woman was also wounded. She's expected to survive as is the suspect.

    Investigators said they are still searching for several people who were involved in the shooting.

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