Man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper is dead

Trooper Landon Weaver died on Friday in the line of duty.

(Pennsylvania State Police )

A 32-year-old Pennsylvania man suspected of killing a state trooper dead, state police said Saturday.

Troopers do not say how the accused Jason Robinson has died. She said more information would follow.

The police launched a manhunt for Robinson Friday evening after a state trooper was shot while responding to a report of a protection-from-abuse-violation. Troopers warned that Robinson was “armed and dangerous.”

Trooper Landon Weaver was killed around 6:30 pm, in a house in Juniata Township that was allegedly owned by Robinson’s mother.

The authorities said that they were looking for Robinson in connection with the shooting in a Facebook post.

Weaver is registered with the Pennsylvania State Police in December 2015, and was assigned to the Patrol Unit at Troop G in Huntingdon. He is the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty.


In the weeks before the shooting, Robinson posted anti-police comments on his Facebook page, the Centre Daily Times reported.

“The only good cop is a dead cop,” he reportedly wrote in a Dec. 17 message that was deleted around 1 a.m. local time on Saturday. The post included images of a police car which had been involved in an accident and an injured officer, the newspaper added.

Robinson was known to the authorities, if he had been arrested about a dozen times with charges ranging from simple assault to arson, court documents revealed.

The remote area around where the shooting occurred has been closed off while police officers on foot, in cars and a helicopter looking for the trooper’s killer.

No further information is immediately available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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