Attorney General’s Office investigating
Police identified the man as 61-year-old John Knudsen.
Officials said Knudsen came out of his home and fired a shot from a handgun in the direction of state troopers.
Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland said Knudsen was shot outside the home at about 2:15 p.m.
McCausland said the trooper involved in the shooting, Tyler Stevenson, is a member of the tactical team and was not injured.
Police said they were called to a home on Route 35 when the man’s wife left the home and he fired a shot. According to police, Knudsen’s wife said he threatened her.
Troopers closed Route 35 near the home and the State Police Tactical Team was called in.
Police said Route 35 is likely to be closed during the evening commute and drivers should use alternate routes.