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Man Accused Of Violating PFA Fatally Wounded In Police-Involved Shooting

SOUTH GREENSBURG (KDKA) -- A man accused of violating a protection from abuse order was fatally shot Monday night in a reported state police-involved shooting in Westmoreland County.

The shooting happened in the 1400 block of Broad Street in South Greensburg.

Investigators say Edward Gorinski, 28, of Greensburg, had a female acquaintance that lived in the area.

Edward-Gorinski (Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania State Police)

State police say some of his family members had a PFA against him and he allegedly violated that order by calling them.

According to police, a trooper was then called to the scene around 8 p.m., and that's when he spotted Gorinski walking on the street.

The trooper flashed his lights and told him to stop, but he took off and ran behind a nearby house, officials say. The trooper chased Gorinski on foot.

(Photo Credit: Amy Wadas/KDKA)

That's when Gorinski saw a woman driving nearby in an SUV, and tried to carjack her. Police say they believe he was aiming a gun at her.

Witnesses said they heard the trooper order Gorinski to put his gun down, but when he didn't comply, the trooper reportedly fired multiple times.

"Asked if we could call 911, there were people shooting at each other. And I hadn't heard the gunshots, but one of our servers had heard the gunshots. So I said, 'I will call 911, somebody lock that front door so nobody comes in,'" Degennaro's bartender Vonni Miller said.

The Westmoreland County Coroner was called to the scene where the suspect was pronounced dead.

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The trooper involved has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The woman who the suspect tried to carjack was not injured.

Police shut down the road well into the early morning hours while they investigated at the scene.

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