WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – A man was critically injured in a police-involved shooting after he allegedly fired at least 15 shots at authorities during an hours-long barricade situation in West Chester. Officers were called to the home on the 900 block of Cornwallis Drive, just after 6 p.m. Thursday, for a report that a 34-year-old man was having a mental health crisis and had threatened to shoot his mother and sister.
His mother and sister were able to flee the house and call police. They told police the man had access to firearms.READ MORE: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say
As authorities attempted to communicate with the suspect, he fired at least 15 rounds from a handgun at West Chester Regional Emergency Response Team members.
Police say one round struck near where the WCRERT was standing for cover. That’s when a WCRERT member fired two rounds, striking the suspect.READ MORE: Philadelphia Sets New Record With 501st Homicide In Single Year After Man Killed In East Mount Airy
The suspect was rushed to Paoli Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
The incident prompted residents to shelter-in-place for several hours. The shelter-in-place was lifted shortly after midnight.MORE NEWS: Man Charged After Juvenile Shot In Alleged Road Rage Incident In Lehigh County, Police Say
The incident remains under investigation.