UPDATE: State Police Say Suspect in Fatal Trooper Shooting is Dead
HUNTINGDON COUNTY — According to authorities, the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper Friday evening in central Pennsylvania is now dead.
State Police released that information on its Twitter page Saturday morning.
According to authorities, 32 year old Jason Robison of Hesston shot and killed Trooper Landon Weaver, who was investigating a domestic-related incident at a home outside Altoona Friday evening.
A search for Robison followed the deadly shooting.
Weaver who is from Blair County enlisted as a state trooper in December 2015 and is the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty.
Gov. Tom Wolf offered his condolences in a statement released Friday, “Landon will always be remembered for his bravery, his sacrifice, and his willingness to serve.”
The governor has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex, at Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen Pennsylvania State Police Trooper, Landon Weaver.
Trooper Landon Weaver