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Pennsylvania Officer Charged with Homicide for On-Duty Shooting

March 24, 2015  | 

A Dauphin County, Pa., police officer is charged with killing a man following a traffic stop last month.

State police in Harrisburg charged the 36-year-old officer on Tuesday with criminal homicide regarding the Feb. 2 shooting of 59-year-old David Kassick, Lancasteronline reports.

The 14-year veteran of the Hummelstown Police Department allegedly tailed Kassick after he failed to pull over and shot him multiple times in the back, according to news reports.

He wasn't armed, according to those reports.


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local cop @ 3/24/2015 6:51 PM

The officer was a solid officer who was scared for her life. I know her personally and she was my sro in high school. I've now become an officer and am truely saddened by the news today..

kevCopAz @ 3/25/2015 4:05 PM

Sad. I do not have any personal knowledge about this Officer, only what the News "reports" (if that can be trusted) but it seems that the suspect was not attacking her, had nothing in his hands, she appears to have panicked., possibly. We should all back off allow the investigation to proceed and let the results speak for themselves. She should thank her lucky stars that she is a Female and that the suspect was not "of color" or she would already have been convicted by the press (and DOJ & Obama)

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