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Troopers respond to Hallstead dispute, suspect shot five times

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2:11 P.M. UPDATE:

HALLSTEAD, Pa. (WBNG) -- We're learning more about an officer-involved shooting in Susquehanna County which resulted in a man being shot five times by Pennsylvania State Police.

State Police released the affidavit Wednesday afternoon. In the document, it states troopers responded to 4733 DuBois Street after James Lewis, 38, of Hallstead, called dispatch requesting an ambulance for a 66-year-old victim.

Troopers were sent to the residence after Lewis became more irate with dispatchers and made numerous aggressive statements toward the man, state police say.

After troopers arrived on the scene, the affidavit states troopers were heard yelling that Lewis had a knife, and then a gun shortly after.

After several demands to drop the gun, troopers report that Lewis stated, “You're going to have to shoot me.”

Gunfire rang out after more verbal commands to drop the gun.

When authorities approached Lewis lying on the sidewalk outside the residence, state police say they found a green handgun next to him.

Troopers say Lewis was taken to UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City. Lewis had “at least five distinct gunshot wounds” to his left rib, both thighs, and groin. A gunshot to his left thigh caused his left femur to shatter, according to police. His condition is currently not known.

The victim was found inside the residence severely beaten, according to police. He was also taken to UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Lewis is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangering, and making terroristic threats.

11:30 A.M. UPDATE:

HALLSTEAD, Pa. (WBNG) -- A Susquehanna County man who was shot by troopers while they responded to an assault now faces charges, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

James Lewis, 38, from Hallstead, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangering, and making terroristic threats.

Lewis is in a New York hospital following an incident on DuBois Street Tuesday evening in Hallstead.

Troopers say they shot Lewis around 9:30 p.m. after he brandished a firearm and would not obey verbal commands. Troopers fired the shots out of fear for their safety, state police say.

According to a news release, Lewis will be charged by New York State Police as a fugitive from justice and will face extradition proceedings back to Pennsylvania.

Also, a second man was found by troopers in the residence. Troopers say the 66-year-old man was discovered beaten and is currently in the hospital.

The conditions of both men have not been released.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the incident and say additional charges for Lewis are possible.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

HALLSTEAD, Pa. (WBNG/WNEP) -- A man is in the hospital following an altercation Tuesday night which resulted in gunshots fired by a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.

The shooting happened on DuBois Street in Hallstead Borough.

Around 9:30 p.m., state police say troopers responded to a disturbance at a residence. While there, troopers say they were confronted by a man with a firearm who refused to comply with troopers' commands.

Troopers fired their weapons at the man, according to police. Troopers say they fired the weapons out of fear of imminent harm and their safety.

The man was treated on scene before being taken to an area hospital for further treatment. No troopers were injured.

State police have not yet released the identity of the man or if any charges are pending.

The incident is under investigation. 

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