State Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting In Mercer Co.
FARRELL (KDKA) — State police say they are investigating following a domestic dispute and officer-involved shooting that left one man dead in Mercer County.
The details surrounding the case are limited at this point but the investigation is continuing.
Authorities say the Thanksgiving Day tragedy began with a phone call to Mercer County 911.
“The caller reported that there was a disturbance at a residence on Dream Boulevard in Farrell City,” said Trooper Ron Kesten, of the Pennsylvania State Police. “When the officers responded, they responded with information from the 911 caller that a 27-year-old male who was causing a disturbance was suffering from some mental issues and he was armed with a handgun and that he was intent on engaging police in a gunfight.”
Officers from the Southwest Regional Police Department descended on the residence.
“They located the individual and stopped him along Dream Boulevard,” Trooper Kesten said. “At that time an altercation occurred between the Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Department and the male. As a result of the altercation, the male was shot.”
Police say the individual who was shot was later pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. The officers involved are on paid administrative leave.
The man who was shot has been identified by authorities as Donteau Napier.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
The Mercer County District Attorney’s Office is also investigating the incident.