Prosecutors wrap up Adams Co. game officer murder case

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 28, 2012 10:11 AM

Thumbnail image for Game-Warden-David-Grove.jpg(Gettysburg) -- A police detective says the man who killed a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer who pulled him over had to reload during the shootout.

Prosecutors rested their case yesterday in 29-year-old Christopher Johnson's murder trial for the November 2010 killing of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove.

Authorities say Johnson killed Grove after being pulled over because he and a passenger had just poached a deer near Gettysburg.

A detective told an Adams County jury that Johnson had to reload his .45 caliber handgun to fire the 15 rounds he discharged during the shootout that also left him wounded. The defense says Johnson didn't intend to kill Grove.

A doctor who treated Johnson for his wounds says the defendant told him he'd drank 12 beers the day of the shooting.

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