By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) – Fayette County police shot and killed a man Monday night after finding a dead woman’s body in his home.
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Fayette County 911 confirmed to KDKA-TV Tuesday night that the shooting occurred at the 2100 block of 2nd Street in South Connellsville.
Investigators were called to the scene at around 5 p.m
Police said officers were called to the home for a welfare check when they found a 45-year-old woman dead in the home.
While trying to keep a 33-year-old man in the home, a struggle ensued and the man opened fire on officers, police said.
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Officers returned fire, killing the man.
Neighbor Tonya Olser said she was outside with her husband and son-in-law when she heard gunshots. She said her son-in-law looked over, saw the first shot, the man pointed the gun at the police, and then they shot him.
“They were all pointing guns at him,” Olser said. “He was in his own house. I don’t know why the police shot him. I don’t know how many people shot him. But I know he was shot. He may have been shot two or three times in the chest. It could be four. Then they rolled him over and kicked the gun out. They handcuffed him. They did not perform CPR on him. “
Olser said investigators told her police were looking for a missing woman.
Police are investigating.
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