GIRARDVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. - A Frackville State Police officer shot a man after an aggressive situation brewed when the officer responded to a domestic abuse call.
Carmen T. Almonti, 31, of Girardville, aggressively assaulted an officer when he arrived at 120 N. Line Street in Girardville to investigate a reported domestic abuse call, according to police.
The officer then employed a taser and when that failed, he then shot his gun, striking Almonti, according to police. The officer had to use his taser again to finally take Almonti into custody.
Almonti was taken to Geisinger Hospital in Danville. The officer was transported to Pottsville Hospital.
Almonti is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.
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