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Video: Wounded Pa. Trooper 'Fine' After Gun Battle

July 23, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Pa. Trooper Wounded In Standoff

The Pennsylvania trooper who was wounded in a dynamic entry in Latrobe on Friday is expected to fully recover, the agency has announced.

Gunfire from Scott Murphy, 46, struck Trooper Brian King as he and other members of the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) attempted to enter a second-floor window of a house on Lloyd Avenue.

Troopers attempted the entry before noon on Friday, after communications broke down with Murphy. After reaching the window, the troopers were met with a barrage of gunfire. Two rounds from Murphy struck King twice—one in the ballistic helmet and the second to the face shield of his gas mask. The officers returned fire, and Murphy was found dead later with multiple gunshot wounds.

King underwent surgery for an eye injury and returned home Monday. He's "going to be fine," a state police public information officer told the Post-Gazette.

The standoff began at about 7 p.m. Thursday, when state police surrounded the home. Police convinced two men to exit the house, but Murphy remained inside. Murphy was a suspect in an armed robbery at Precision Care Pharmacy of oxycodone pills.

Murphy's girlfriend, 25-year-old Julian Upholster, has been charged with robbery and firearms violations after police said she stole guns from her roommate and gave them to Murphy, reports the Post-Gazette.

Tags: Pennsylvania State Police, Dynamic Entries, Assaults on Officers


Comments (4)

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Adam @ 7/23/2013 4:05 PM

Good to here he is recovering.

Capt. Crunch @ 7/23/2013 9:27 PM

Glad to hear Trooper King, is recovering, but going on that roof I think was a bad move.

Trigger @ 7/24/2013 7:21 AM

Many times your assault options are limited. Glad to hear Trooper King is on the mend.

bob rothrock @ 7/25/2013 2:48 PM

Having worked SWAT for a State Law Enfct. Agcy for over 20 years I learned not to comment w/o knowing all the facts. Glad the Trooper is going to be okay. The AH made his choice.

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