PSP Says Alleged Killer Of State Trooper Is Dead

(WBRE/WYOU) - The Pennsylvania State Trooper that was shot and killed has been identified along with the alleged killer who is also now confirmed dead.

State Police name Trooper Landon Weaver as the trooper who died. A massive search was underway Saturday morning to find the killer who was identified as 32-year-old Jason Robison. 

Officials say the incident happened in Juniata Township in Huntingdon County which is about 45 miles outside of State College. 

* Officials confirmed later on Saturday that Robinson was deceased. 

Trooper Weaver was the 97th State Police Trooper to be killed in the line of duty. 

Governor Wolf later released a statement in regards to the shooting: “I commend the Pennsylvania State Police and all law enforcement involved for the swift resolution of this manhunt and for preventing any other residents from being harmed. I thank the troopers and their counterparts who worked through the night and put their lives on the line.

Trooper Weaver’s life and service to our commonwealth ended far too soon – may we never forget his sacrifice. Frances and I ask all Pennsylvanians to join us in keeping his wife, family, and fellow Troopers in our thoughts and prayers as they confront this horrific tragedy.”

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