Juniata Twp, PA (WTXF) - The Pennsylvania State Police say the search for Jason Robison, 32, in relation to the shooting of a PA State Trooper has ended.
According to the PSP Twitter page, the suspect was confirmed dead Saturday morning.
Robison is deceased; more information to follow. https://t.co/vAxJUyJvdP— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) December 31, 2016
Police said Saturday afternoon that after a 16-hour long search, Robison was found in an unoccupied home just before 10:00 A.M.
"When confronted by the troopers, the armed suspect failed to obey commands and made an overt threat toward the trooper. Faced with a deadly situation, troopers were forced to discharge their weapons, resulting in the suspect being fatally wounded," said Captain David Cain of PA State Police.
According to police, Trooper Landon Weaver was at a home on Bakers Hollow Road when he was shot and killed around 6:30 P.M. Friday night while responding to a PFA violation.
Trooper Weaver was just 23-years-old, and enlisted with the state police a year ago. He also reportedly just got married over the summer.
Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President Joseph R. Kovel released this statement on Saturday:
“Our deepest condolences and support go to the family of Trooper Landon Weaver. Trooper Weaver is a brave hero who will forever be remembered for his ultimate sacrifice. We grieve the senseless loss of his life and pray for the safety of our brothers and sisters who continue to protect the commonwealth.”