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Officer Involved Shooting Found Justified
11/22/2019
 
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The Blair County District Attorney's Office says the deadly July shooting of Todd Messner by a Roaring Spring police officer was justified. The shooting happened on July 26 outside of the True Value. According to a news release, evidence showed it was reasonable for the officer involved to use deadly force as Messner refused to obey police commands and turned his fully loaded gun towards police. State police say Blair County 911 received multiple calls about a suspicious person approaching people in the shopping area. Callers reported that the man was acting very strange with people and not making sense, according to state police. Based on the evidence presented by state police, witnesses and the coroner's office, the DA's office says it will not seek prosecution against the officer.
  
 
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