Man Jailed After Firing Shotgun At Police Officer

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man is in jail after police say he opened fire on an officer in Armstrong County.

Police say around 11:05 p.m., an officer went to 127 Fox Lane in Rayburn Township where a hang-up 911 call was made.

When the officer pulled up, police say 58-year-old Thomas Luketic – who was intoxicated — was standing outside of his trailer with a shotgun and fired in the direction of the officer.

“As he was pulling into the driveway, he hears what he believes is a gunshot go off and he sees an individual standing on the porch with some type of weapon,” said State Police Lt. Thomas Dubovi.

However, Luketic says he fired the shot over the trooper’s car.

The officer was able to get away unharmed and called backup. After that, police were able to get Luketic to surrender.

They then searched Luketic’s home and found numerous firearms, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Later, police also found out that Luketic’s wife made the original 911 call after a domestic dispute, during which Luketic allegedly pointed his gun at her and threatened her.

“He was pretty upset with his wife for calling 911 and he was prepared for us to come up,” Dubovi said.

Luketic was arrested and is in the Armstrong County Jail on $100,00 bond.

Stay with KDKA for more information.

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