HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A confrontation between an armed man and police ended with the man being shot and killed Friday night in Westmoreland County.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, they received a call about a domestic dispute on Swede Hill Road in Hempfield Township around 4:15 p.m.
When the first trooper arrived, he was pushed over the front railing of the home by 51-year-old homeowner Jeffrey Yohman.
Yohman then ran into the house and grabbed a pistol.
The trooper had called for backup, but Yeoman reportedly pointed the gun at the trooper and ignored commands to drop the weapon.
The trooper fired his weapon, which killed Yohman.
“I heard a lot of yelling going on. I looked out the window and saw a trooper jumping over the fence there and he had his rifle with him. He came down along the front of the house, down into the yard down below. Next thing I heard was three shots, right in a row,” neighbor Frank Golden said.
District Attorney John Peck was called to the scene. He wouldn’t elaborate on the incident, but said that holiday stress may have played a factor in the domestic dispute calling being made in the first place.