shooting involving trooper leaves one dead

State police said a trooper fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in Mount Pleasant Township on Saturday.According to a press release, troopers responded to a report of a retail theft at the Rural King store at the Washington County Mall at about 6 pm A trooper stopped a vehicle matching a description the suspects. They arrested the driver. A passenger allegedly refused to exit the vehicle, showed a firearm, and did not drop the weapon when told to do so. Police said the trooper fired a department-issued firearm, hitting the man, who died at the scene.The Washington County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Dennis Fonoimoana, 26. Troopers and police had Main Street and Westland Road blocked off for hours Saturday night as they investigated.Authorities have not identified the trooper who fired their weapon, but they are now on administrative duties, per state police policy. There was also no additional information about the driver of the vehicle. Washington County District Attorney Jason Walsh responded to the scene, and said the troopers involved were OK. Witnesses tell Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 they heard at least one gunshot go off just before 6: 3 p.m.

State police said a trooper fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in Mount Pleasant Township on Saturday.

According to a press release, troopers responded to a report of a retail theft at the Rural King store at the Washington County Mall at about 6 pm A trooper stopped a vehicle matching a description the suspects. They arrested the driver.

A passenger allegedly refused to exit the vehicle, showed a firearm, and did not drop the weapon when told to do so. Police said the trooper fired a department-issued firearm, hitting the man, who died at the scene.

The Washington County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Dennis Fonoimoana, 26.

Troopers and police had Main Street and Westland Road blocked off for hours Saturday night as they investigated.

Authorities have not identified the trooper who fired their weapon, but they are now on administrative duties, per state police policy. There was also no additional information about the driver of the vehicle.

Washington County District Attorney Jason Walsh responded to the scene, and said the troopers involved were OK.

Witnesses tell Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 they heard at least one gunshot go off just before 6:15 pm

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