Police: Trooper-killing suspect wouldn't drop gun

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Posted: Feb 01, 2017 1:19 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say their officers shot a man suspected of killing a state trooper last month because he would not drop a gun.

Search warrants released Wednesday said investigators checking properties near the home where Trooper Landon Weaver had been killed Dec. 30 encountered Jason Robison in an unlocked camper about a half-mile away.

Investigators say troopers backed out of the camper and gave him verbal commands. They say Robison walked to the doorway and appeared to be holding a black handgun.

Police recovered a .32-caliber Beretta Tomcat pistol with a live round in the chamber and a loaded magazine from the scene.