An investigation is underway after a Pennsylvania State trooper shot and killed a man in Northampton County Sunday afternoon.
A state trooper from the Troop M Belfast barracks responded to 940 Berger Road in Williams Township at 2:34 p.m. after a 911 call reported a disturbance in the area.
When the trooper arrived he was met by a 55-year-old man outside the home, leading to a confrontation, investigators said. The trooper fired two shots, striking and killing the man, later identified by the Northampton County District Attorney's Office as Edward James Shadder.
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An autopsy on Shadder, who lived in the Berger Road home, is scheduled for Tuesday evening, the DA's office said.
Investigators have not yet revealed additional details on what led to the shooting.
Both Pennsylvania State Police and the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident.