Trooper shooting suspect killed, Facebook page plugged 'dead cop'

- The Facebook page of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a first-year Pennsylvania trooper included an obscene message about dead police.

   About a week before Christmas, a message posted to 32-year-old Jason Robison's Facebook page used an obscenity to refer to police and added, "The only good cop is a dead cop."
 
   The post about dead police has since been deleted from Robison's page.
 
   Robison was shot and killed after making threats to police who located him Saturday morning, authorities said.
 
   Trooper Landon Weaver, 23, was killed responding to a domestic complaint Friday evening in a rural area in Huntingdon County, in central Pennsylvania. An overnight manhunt for the suspect ended Saturday morning when police found Robison at an unoccupied mobile home in the area, authorities said. 
 
   Cpl. Adam Reed, a state police spokesman, said Robison refused orders and threatened officers on the scene, leading police to shoot him. His death was confirmed at about 10:30am.
 
   Weaver was responding to a reported violation of a protection-from-abuse order when he was shot. Details of that complaint were not immediately available, and Reed did not immediately know who owned the home where Weaver was killed. 
 
   The search for Robison was focused on an area around the home and nearby Raystown Lake.
 
   He'd been arrested more than a dozen times in the county, on charges that included making threats, assault, theft and driving on a revoked license. Robison last appeared in court on Dec. 16, when he was released on theft and driving charges after posting $10,000 bail. 
 
   Weaver, originally from East Freedom in Blair County, was assigned to a patrol unit with Troop G in Huntingdon. He had joined the department in December 2015 and had graduated from the police academy in June. His survivors include his wife, Reed said.
 
   Gov. Tom Wolf in a statement said Weaver will be remembered for "his bravery, his sacrifice, and his willingness to serve."
 
   Wolf also praised state police for working through the night and concluding the search without injuries to other residents. 
 
   Weaver was the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty. He'd just graduated from the state police academy in June.

 

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