32, was cornered at around 10 a.m. in an unoccupied house
trailer close to his residence in Hesston, which is about 100
miles west of Harrisburg, the state capital, according to state
police. He had gone into hiding since the fatal shooting of
Trooper Landon Weaver, 23, of East Freedom, at 6:30 p.m. on
When surrounded on Saturday, Robison refused commands to
surrender and vowed to shoot more troopers, a state police news
release said. He was shot and killed in the ensuing
confrontation. Further details were not available.
Weaver was killed when he went to serve a protection-from-abuse
order on Robison, who was already facing criminal assault
charges, police said.
According to the state judicial database, the suspect had a
criminal record dating back at least 10 years.
Weaver graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey in
June. He was the 97th state trooper to die in the line of duty
since the department was organized in 1905. The last was in late
Law enforcement fatalities hit a five-year high in 2016 with 135
officers killed in the line of duty, including eight killed in
ambush attacks in Dallas and Louisiana in July that raised
nationwide concerns, a study released on Thursday said.
(Reporting By Frank McGurty; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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