GREENSBURG (KDKA/AP) – A coroner plans to announce the results of an inquest into the death of a stabbing suspect who was shot when state and local police responded to a slaying at a Westmoreland County apartment complex last year.
Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha says he’ll announce Wednesday the results of the inquest into the death of 41-year-old Rodney Golden, of Greensburg.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
Golden was fatally shot during an altercation with state police, Greensburg Police, Southwest Greensburg Police and South Greensburg Police at Hempfield Towers in Hempfield Township on Jan. 19, 2014.
That’s when police say Golden slit the throat of 56-year-old resident Anita Sobel at the apartment complex for seniors and the disabled.
State police have said one trooper fatally shot the knife-wielding Golden after police couldn’t subdue him with stun guns.
Bacha held the inquest in July.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
During the proceeding, Golden’s neighbor as well as a South Greensburg Police sergeant took the stand. Golden’s neighbor gave testimony about what he saw and heard during the incident.
The police sergeant, who was second on the scene of the stabbing, offered testimony about discovering Golden with a knife in his hand and in a standoff with a state trooper.
The news conference has been set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Westmoreland County Courthouse.Revolution Pipeline Back In Service Nearly 2.5 Years After Explosion In Beaver County
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