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One person killed in police shooting in Washington County

State police investigate officer-involved shooting
State police investigate officer-involved shooting 01:54

HICKORY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) - Sources have confirmed to KDKA that a police officer was involved in a shooting on Saturday afternoon in Hickory Township, Washington County. 

State police, fire, and medics were called to the intersection of 519 and 50 around 6 p.m.  

Police were called to the scene after a suspect involved in a theft at Rural King Store in the Washington County Mall was spotted.

911 Call: "4112 with EMS, local police, and state police in Hickory on Westland Road and Main Street, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Hickory section for multiple shots fired by state police. One suspect down at this time. 1820."  

The suspect's car was stopped and they were taken into custody, but the passenger refused to get out of the vehicle.

According to information from police, the passenger then pulled out a gun and did not comply with commands to drop the gun.

A trooper then fired their gun at the passenger.

The Washington County Coroner pronounced the passenger dead at the scene.

He was identified as Dennis Fonoimoana.

The trooper is now on administrative duties and an investigation is underway.

We have reached out to police and are waiting on a response.


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