Autopsy set on 12-year-old Perry County girl, shot during eviction

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 13, 2016 8:42 AM

(Duncannon) -- An autopsy has been set on a 12-year-old Perry County girl who state police believe was accidentally shot by a constable serving her father with an eviction notice.

Police say Ciara Meyer was home sick when she was shot by Constable Clark Steele at her apartment near Duncannon about 10:00 a.m. Monday.

Bill Stoeffler, a Dauphin County constable who speaks for others in the area, says Steele is distraught and says it was "absolutely not intentional'' that the girl was shot.

The girl's father, 57-year-old Donald Meyer, has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes for allegedly pointing a loaded rifle at the constable.

That's when police say Steele returned fire.

The bullet traveled through Meyer's arm and hit his daughter.

The autopsy is later today

The Perry County district attorney is reviewing the shooting.

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