Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Westmoreland County


    One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting took place Thursday night in Westmoreland County. (MGN)

    LOWER BURREL, Pa. - One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting took place Thursday night in Westmoreland County.

    According to Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth Bacha, the shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. on Violet Drive in Lower Burrell.

    According to NBC affiliate WPXI, police responded to a report of a man assaulting his wife.

    WPXI reported that when officers arrived, the man was seen with what officers were told was a loaded handgun.

    An officer fired at the man, fatally wounding him. Bacha identified the man as 33-year-old Michael Hutchman.

    The Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office is handling the investigation.

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