Mental Health Call Ends in Deadly, Officer-Involved Shooting in Venango County
A mental health call Friday ended with a deadly, officer-involved shooting Saturday morning in Venango County, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
It happened in the 400 block of Main St. in Rouseville Borough.
A 32-year-old Oil City woman said her relative had been calling and texting, threatening to shoot himself with a with a 9mm pistol and to kill police officers if they showed up at his house.
Venango County crisis intervention obtained a mental health warrant, and just before midnight, state troopers from Franklin tried to bring the man out.
He has been identified as Douglas Stanton, 59.
Stanton taunted the officers and threatened to shoot them, state police saidd.
After several hours of negotiations, investigators said Stanton came out and pointed a handgun in the direction of troopers around 8:30 a.m.
A trooper fire his weapon, hitting and fatally wounding Stanton. He died of injuries at the scene.
The incident is now under investigation by the Venango County District Attorney's Office.