Shenadoah and Mahanoy City Police responded to a vacant home on West Coal Street just after 12:30 am for a report of a burglary in progress.
The property owner says he saw someone on surveillance video inside the home wearing a mask and carrying a knife so he called 911.
While police were clearing the home, they found Bryan Scheuring under a bed upstairs.
Police say he was told to drop his weapon but he didn’t listen.
Officials claim he lunged at an officer with a machete.
A Shenandoah Police Officer fired one shot and as a result hitting him.
Officers gave him firstaid but he died at the scene. The incident is under investigation.