Report: Man shot by police in Slatington
A Slatington man who was wanted in connection with an attempted homicide in the Lehigh Valley Friday was shot by police Saturday morning following a standoff in the borough.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, at approximately 9:35 a.m. an officer from Slatington, as well as two state troopers from Bethlehem attempted to make a traffic stop at the intersection of East Washington and Second streets in Slatington. None of the officers were identified by troopers.
The vehicle, driven by Adam Zaboroski, 35, stopped and as the driver exited the car, began shooting at police, striking the Slatington police cruiser.
Zaboroski had an active warrant for his arrest from the Bethlehem Township Police in connection with a shooting at Cigars International on Friday.
Troopers and Slatington police returned fire and struck Zaboroski. He was treated at the scene by Northern Valley EMS and transported to the Slatington Airport, where he was flown to St. Luke’s Hospital - Fountain Hill.
The Slatington officer sustained a minor injury, while both troopers were unharmed.
Lehigh County Special Operations and the Slatington Borough Fire Department assisted crews at the scene. Pennsylvania State Police and detectives from the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Officer are investigating.
Zaboroski has been on the lam since Friday after he shot at the clerk after being asked to wear a mask. The clerk was not injured.
In that incident, he is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery and reckless endangerment.