Mansfield, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield have released additional information about the shooting today in Tioga County in which a trooper was struck.
At 11:50 a.m. Dec. 10, 2019, three troopers responded to a residence at the 1500 block of Barney Hill Road, Nelson Township to check on the welfare of an individual. A caller who has regular contact with the resident had not been able to contact the resident for a couple of weeks, police said in a press release.
Upon arrival, troopers announced themselves and attempted to ascertain if anyone was in the residence. 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.
A gunshot was fired at the troopers and one of them was struck, police said. All three troopers retreated, requested backup and secured the scene.
The trooper who was struck was taken by helicopter from the scene. He is currently hospitalized and is in stable condition, according to police. The trooper was reportedly conscious prior to having surgery.
Another trooper sustained an injury to his leg. He was treated and released.
The PSP SERT team has been activated and is currently on the scene. This is an active situation. Updates will be provided as necessary, police said.