One person dead after officer-involved shooting in Roaring Spring

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UPDATE: The man killed in the officer-involved shooting has been identified.

State Police identified the man as 49-year-old Todd Messner from Three Springs, Huntingdon County, Pa.

We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.


ROARING SPRING, BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State police have confirmed that a man was killed outside of Roaring Spring True Value in an officer-involved shooting.

Local dispatch received multiple calls shortly after 4 p.m. of a man acting strange at the Dollar General beside the True Value store.

Police responded and found the man in the parking lot of the True Value. He was in possession of a firearm and pointed it at the officer. That is when the local police officer fired shots at the man and he was killed at the scene.

“When the officer arrived on scene, he did make contact with the subject,” Christopher Fox, Trooper for Pennsylvania State Police, said. “Upon making contact with the subject, a gun was used produced by the officer and lethal force was used and the individual was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

State Police Trooper Christopher Fox, says the male suspect pulled out a gun.

“The action of the individual caused the officer to draw his weapon and use deadly force,” Trooper Fox, said.

An autopsy scheduled for noon Saturday at ForensicDx in Windber, at which point more information will be released.

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