Man who shot state trooper in Tioga County is dead

ELKLAND — An individual who shot at and kept state police in a 14-hour standoff in a house in Tioga County was shot and killed by a special emergency operations team of state troopers early Wednesday, state police said.

State police identified the offender as Delos P. Lowe, 68. He was shot and killed by a special team of troopers about 2 a.m. after repeatedly ignoring warnings to surrender and returning fire at police, authorities said.

The standoff began shortly before noon Tuesday at a residence at 1507 Barney Hill Road in Nelson Township, about 15 miles from the New York state border, police said.

Three troopers were there to conduct a check on an individual’s welfare, police said. The troopers responded to the scene after receiving notice from someone who claimed they hadn’t been able to reach that individual for several weeks, police said.

Upon arrival, troopers said they announced themselves and tried to determine if anyone was home.

After not receiving a response, the troopers entered the home through an unlocked door and again announced their presence, police said.

A gunshot was then fired at the troopers and one was struck in the chest. The troopers immediately retreated, requested backup and secured the scene, police said.

The trooper who was struck was flown by medical helicopter from the scene. He remains hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Another trooper sustained an injury to his leg and was treated and released, police said.

The special emergency response team remained on the scene and police said they were going to provide periodic updates.

The incident is being categorized by police as an attempted homicide.


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