Whitehall Police were summoned to 4711 Main Street in the Egypt section of the Township for a reported burglary in progress at 01:51 Saturday morning.
At 02:00, officers requested dispatch to give them “air clearance” and said they had an open basement door in the rear of the house.
The officer notified dispatch to notify the homeowner that he was entering the house. This was at 02:01.
Immediately after that transmission, an officer yell’s that the suspect has a shot gun and then shot fired. Shots Fired! Back-up was requested along with EMS forthwith for an officer down from a gunshot wound.
The officer was rushed to a local trauma center and will survive his injuries. One person was in custody after the shooting and transported to Police Headquarters.
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