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Update: Suspect in state trooper shooting is dead

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 31, 2016 12:35 PM
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State police are searching for Jason Robison, in connection to the shooting death of Trooper Landon Weaver in Huntington County. (Photo courtesty of the State Police)

*Story has been updated with new details:

(Juniata Township) -- State Police say the suspect in the fatal shooting of a trooper is dead.

Trooper Landon Weaver was shot Friday night while responding to a report of a protection-from-abuse violation at a home in Huntington County. It happened along Bakers Hollow Road in Juniata Township.

32-year-old James Robison has been identified as the shooter. He was considered armed and dangerous.

A remote area in the county was closed off in the search.

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Commonwealth facilities and all public buildings and grounds across the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Trooper Weaver.

Weaver enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in December 2015 and was assigned to the Patrol Unit in Troop G in Huntingdon. He's the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty.

The governor said he will be remembered for his bravery and willingness to serve.

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State Police Trooper Landon Weaver. (Photo courtesy of the State Police)

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