Police ID man shot in trooper-involved shooting in Paradise Township


    State Police have identified the man shot by troopers in Paradise Township early Tuesday morning.

    37-year-old Jeromey Barnes is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangering another person, simple assault, resisting arrest and other related offenses.

    Troopers say Barnes, of Paradise, Pa., was shot after he tried to flee from officers and struck a trooper's cruiser with his own vehicle.

    According to state police, troopers received a report just after 2 a.m. that Barnes was in the 200 block of S. Belmont Road, and attempted to serve a warrant.

    Investigators say when troopers arrived, the suspect was already in a vehicle with a 24-year-old woman.

    Barnes then started the vehicle and struck a state police vehicle in an attempt to flee, according to the PSP release.

    State Police say troopers opened fire to stop Barnes, hitting him with one of the bullets before he crashed in a nearby field.

    Barnes was taken to the Lancaster General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    No troopers were hurt, and the woman inside Barnes' vehicle was not injured.

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