Police: Man shot, killed after firing at troopers

Jul 09 2019 | 12:53 PM

    State police in Monroe County say troopers answering a call about a man who said he intended to kill himself shot and killed the man after he fired at them.
    They were called to a Jackson Township home just after 10 a.m. on June 28 and found a man standing in the driveway with a handgun.
    Police say troopers ordered him to drop the weapon, but he fired in their direction, and a trooper returned fire, hitting him in the chest.
    The man, identified as 69-year-old Larry Pettiford, was flown to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown, where he was pronounced dead.
    State police and the county district attorney's office are investigating.