POTTSTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A man has died after an overnight police-involved shooting in Pottstown.

It started around 11:25 p.m. Thursday on High Street near York Street in the parking lot between the Red Arrow Auto Care shop and the Guardian Apartments.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office says officers were dispatched for a welfare check for a suicidal subject. Police say they had been informed a man posted photos online of himself holding a gun to his head and threatening to harm himself.

Officers arrived at the scene and asked him to drop the weapon, but police say the man refused and an officer discharged his weapon, striking and killing the man.

Paramedics airlifted the man to Reading Hospital with serious injuries. He was later pronounced dead.

Investigators later recovered a BB/Pellet gun next to the victim.

The shooting remains under investigation.

It had been previously reported an officer at the scene was injured, but the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office later confirmed no officers at this scene were injured. However, an officer at an unrelated scene overnight suffered a minor injury.


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