WEST NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission officer fatally shot a man after prosecutors say the man assaulted and tried to drown the officer.
Authorities say the unidentified officer shot the man Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area along the Susquehanna River in West Nanticoke.
A Luzerne County prosecutor says the officer encountered the man while on a routine patrol and a fight broke out. Authorities say the man repeatedly struck the officer and then tried to drown him in the river. That’s when they say the officer fired his weapon.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released his name.
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The injured officer was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately known.