FOSTER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Luzerne County.
According to police, they were attempting to locate 57-year-old Ronald Hoffman, who was allegedly waving around a rifle and yelling in a Foster Township neighborhood just before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Several departments, including state police, surrounded a wooded area after Hoffman had been spotted.
He was still armed, and police say ignored cues to drop the weapon.
A state trooper shot Hoffman and he was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner. The Luzerne County district attorney’s office and state police will continue to investigate the incident.