GIRARD, Pa. (AP) – The shooting death of an Ohio man following what state police are calling a “brief encounter” with troopers in northwestern Pennsylvania has been ruled a homicide.READ MORE: High School Spring Sports Kick Off After Being Canceled Last Year During Pandemic's Start
State police in Erie County say troopers responded to a report of a suspicious person in Girard Township just after 5 p.m. Thursday and encountered 36-year-old Matthew Orrenmaa of Conneaut, Ohio.READ MORE: Pittsburgh-Area Caregivers Asking Lawmakers To Increase Minimum Wage End 48-Hour Fast
Police say one of the troopers fired, hitting Orrenmaa in the trunk and killing him. Coroner Lyell Cook ruled the death a homicide.
Police haven’t provided more details about the encounter between Orrenmaa and the troopers, who are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of probes by police and the district attorney.MORE NEWS: Westmoreland County Leaders Say They're Getting Less Vaccine Than Smaller Counties
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