Johnsonburg, PA – A Johnsonburg borough police officer has been placed on leave after shooting a man during an arrest.

Police say the Johnsonburg officer, who is remaining unnamed at this time, fired a single shot at a 30-year-old man after he resisted arrest early Tuesday morning near the Domtar paper mill plant. The officer first approached the man because of an outstanding warrant.

The man was hit in the chest and was taken to a trauma hospital, where is in stable condition. The officer involved was also taken to a local hospital, although there no word on how badly he was injured or what his current condition is.

The Pennsylvania State Police and Elk County District Attorney’s Office are both investigating the shooting. This is not out of the ordinary. Anytime lethal force is used, investigators have to look at the situation to determine if the use of force was justified.

The officer, who is a veteran of the Johnsonburg Borough police force, was placed on administrative leave during the investigation. No charges have been filed.


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