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Troopers shoot man after chase
Man shot in arm, no troopers injured
Reported By: Gary Sinderson
Written By: Marc Stempka
SNOW SHOE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- State police shot and wounded a man they believed may have been reaching for a weapon following a two-county chase Thursday morning.
State police said the man, whose identity was being withheld by police, was shot by troopers near the Snow Shoe rest area along eastbound Interstate 80 in Snow Shoe Township, Centre County.
Police said the man led them on a chase from near Clearfield, Clearfield County, into Centre County, where they were able to deploy stop sticks along the highway to get his vehicle to stop at about 7:30 a.m.
Police said 30 minutes before the incident a trooper in Clearfield County attempted to stop the driver, who was believed to be in a stolen vehicle.
The chase continued to the area of mile marker 146 where the mans vehicle was stopped, police said. The man then got out of his vehicle but refused troopers commands to show his hands, which were inside his clothing.
Police said the man made a furtive move and gave troopers the impression he had a gun. At that time two troopers fired at him.
Police said the man was shot in the arm but started to run away. At that time troopers had to subdue him with a Taser. He was transported to UPMC Altoona, where he was listed in stable condition and was expected to survive.
No troopers were injured during the incident, police said.
Police said the man made statements to investigating troopers that he wanted the officers to think he had a gun so they would shoot and kill him.
No weapons were found on the man or in his vehicle, police said.
Police said it is too early to indicate what charges the man may be facing as a result of this incident.
6 News reporter Gary Sinderson confirmed a search warrant was filed in regards to this incident and charges could be filed as soon as late Thursday night.
The troopers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation, police said.
Police had to restrict traffic for about five hours along I-80 in that area to allow for their investigation.