WATSONTOWN – A state trooper from the Milton barracks who was shot during an incident in Watsontown Wednesday morning has been discharged from the hospital.
In an updated news release Wednesday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police say the officer, along with the other involved members in the incident have been placed on administrative leave, per their regulations.
Troopers have also identified the suspect as 19-year-old Hunter Shaheen, who is currently in stable condition and is still being treated at the hospital. Charges were filed in district court.
State police said earlier in the day Wednesday they were assisting Watsontown Borough Police with a domestic disturbance call on East Fourth Street, when Shaheen fled the scene.
Troopers said he was located a short time later, around 8:15am, at an apartment complex at 635 Eighth Street in Delaware Township, Northumberland County.
Troopers say gunfire was exchanged and Shaheen and trooper were both struck.
Watsontown Police said in a release later Wednesday they spoke with two female victims. Officers said it was reported Shaheen assaulted one and threatened the other, brandishing what was believed to be a firearm at one of the victims.
PennDOT closed Eighth Street in Delaware Township while they continued investigating, but reopened the road around 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Troopers say they are still investigating and more information will be released as it becomes available.