PA State Trooper Killed, Suspect is Shot to Death

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A domestic call came from Sherry Robison’s house in rural Pennsylvania, reporting her son had violated a protection from abuse order. State Trooper Landon Weaver, 23, went alone to investigate. There, he met purple-haired Jason Michael Robison, 32, who a week before Christmas had posted on Facebook, “F- THE POLICE!!! The only good cop is a dead cop.” At 6:30 p.m. Friday, gunfire killed Weaver, a rookie trooper, a newlywed, and a dean’s list criminology major, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Officers didn’t know for some time whether Robison was still in his mother’s home after the shooting. An all-night manhunt mobilized with nearly 100 troopers, FBI agents, and other law enforcement officers. Troopers found Robison after daybreak, armed and holed up in an unoccupied mobile home. Robison, who had had numerous scrapes with the law, was shot and killed by troopers about 10 a.m. State police said he had threatened the officers and refused demands to surrender. The mobile home was near the house of Robison’s mother, where Weaver had been shot about 16 hours earlier.

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