Troopers Involved In Hempfield Shooting Identified

HEMPFIELD (KDKA) — There are new details about a police-involved shooting on Christmas Eve.

State police have now identified the two troopers involved in the incident on Swede Hill Road in Hempfield.

Police say Trooper John Fritz was the first officer to encounter Jeffrey Yohman at his home.

They say Yohman got into a fight with Fritz and knocked him over a front porch railing several feet off the ground.

Police say Yohman also had a loaded gun which he was pointing at Fritz and Trooper John Isoldi.

Police say after Yohman refused several requests from the troopers to put down the gun, Trooper Isoldi shot Yohman twice and he died.

Trooper Fritz was treated for a cut on his head.

Trooper Isoldi is now on desk duty while the investigation continues.

  • Terry Boots

    Why are state taxpayers STILL providing State Police protection for the cheapskates in Hempfield? It’s about time these leeches and freeloaders ponied up for their own police force.

    • Melanie Marasco

      You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about…I pay taxes just like you do….What? We don’t get protection as tax paying citizens because of where we live…how ignorant are you!

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