MIFFLINTOWN, Pa. - Officials are expressing shock and sadness at the death of one state trooper and the critical wounding of another hours apart in central Pennsylvania over the weekend.Police in Juniata County said a man engaged troopers at about 12:45 p.m.
Saturday near the Lewistown barracks and shot one trooper, who was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Authorities found the man shortly before 3 p.m.
several miles away in Walker Township, and a gun battle ensued that killed the shooter and a trooper, police said.Trooper Jacques F.
Rougeau Jr. was killed in the gunfire and Lieutenant James A. Wagner was critically wounded in the separate encounters.Officials said the shooter is identified as 38-year-old Brandon Stine, of Thompsontown, in Juniata County.