Inquest slated into shooting death by troopers

February 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A coroner’s inquest is scheduled in western Pennsylvania in the shooting death of a man state police said was armed with a knife and threatening neighbors but relatives said was merely suicidal.

The Washington County coroner scheduled the inquest Monday in the October death of 34-year-old Anthony Gallo. Coroner Tim Warco said he had been waiting for completion of a state police investigation and for pathology and toxicology reports.

Capt. Joseph Ruggery said Gallo threatened to kill troopers and refused to drop a knife at the Canton Township trailer park where he’d been staying with his grandmother.

Gallo’s family said he had been acting strangely since injuring his head in a May car accident. They said they called 911 hoping that troopers would help get him a mental health commitment..

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