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    PA - Ciara Meyer, 12, fatally shot during eviction, Penn Twp, 11 Jan 2016

    Fatal Eviction-Related Shooting - Perry County - 11 Jan 2016

    Penn Township, Perry County, is in South-Central, PA.

    Day One

    Mon., Jan. 11th: Penn-LiveŠ :

    http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/01...ml#incart_2box:

    One Male Injured :: UN-Known Condition

    Includes Video

    Also:

    http://abc27.com/2016/01/11/1-dead-w...ear-duncannon/
    &
    http://www.local21news.com/template/...l#.VpQyU2dIhO3
    &
    http://fox43.com/2016/01/11/one-dead...unty-shooting/


    Paraphrasing:


    PA State Constables are Elected, yet Self-Employed,
    reporting to the President Common Pleas Judge of Each County.

    Qualified to Carry Firearms, they:

    Serve Warrants, Eviction Papers, Protection From Abuse Orders;
    Transport Prisoners;
    Provide Security at Public & Private Events;
    Among Other Duties.

    More: http://www.pastateconstables.com/history.php


    Our Support To All Involved.
    Last edited by Richrd; 01-11-2016 at 07:17 PM.

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    Over and eviction notice? Tensions must have been running high long before the constable showed up.
    "Susquanita Schools are weighing potential impact".
    Was a child involved? Teacher?

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    Local buzz is that a student was indeed fatally shot.
    This is RUMOR at this point.

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    12 Year Old Killed -- Father Also Arrested* - 11 Jan 2016

    12 Year Old Killed -- Father Also Arrested* - 11 Jan 2016

    Fatal Eviction-Related Shooting - Perry County - 11 Jan 2016

    Deceased:


    Ciara Meyer
    :: White / Female / Only 12 Years Old

    *Father / Arrested Defendant:

    *Donald Bartho Meyer Jr. :: W / M / 57

    Penn Township, Perry County, is in South-Central, PA.

    Day Two

    Tue., Jan. 12th: WHTM-TV :

    http://abc27.com/2016/01/12/police-t...ear-duncannon/ :

    Includes Ciara's Photo

    *Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    *https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000006-2016 :

    Pre-Trial Confinement Without Bail.

    *18 § 2702 §§ A6 (F2) Defined:

    *http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/...tn=2&subsctn=0

    Ciara's School District Website:

    http://www.susq.k12.pa.us/

    Recent Lower Court Landlord-Tenant Docket:


    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...T-0000057-2015:

    Note:

    Eviction Scheduled for Thirty+ Days After 12/11 Hearing Date.

    So Tragic:

    A Two Month Arrearage of $660 Monthly Rent.


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    Last edited by Richrd; 01-12-2016 at 04:16 PM.

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    Wow, that's shocking. I wonder if the officer realized she was standing right behind her father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose22 View Post
    Wow, that's shocking. I wonder if the officer realized she was standing right behind her father.
    Or if the father did.

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    Evictions are always bad business, IMO. I hate to see anyone evicted during the winter and especially if there are children involved. It breaks my heart to see an innocent 12 year old killed when the Dad should have protected her.

    The Dad knew the eviction was coming and I blame him for not having done something about it.

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    DUNCANNON, Pa. (WHTM) – Police say a 12-year-old girl is the victim of a fatal shooting during an apartment eviction attempt Monday morning.

    The girl was standing directly behind her father, 57-year-old Donald B. Meyer, when a constable shot Mr. Meyer in the arm, state police in Newport said Tuesday.

    The bullet passed through Donald Meyer’s left upper arm and struck his daughter, identified by family members as Ciara Meyer. She was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday.

    Pennsylvania State Constable Clarke Steele was at*the Pfautz Apartments on Rebecca Drive in Penn Township*with an eviction order for Meyer and his family.*Police said Meyer opened the door and shut it. He then reopened the door and exchanged words with the constable before leveling a loaded .223 caliber rifle that had been slung and concealed along his body,* police said.

    With the rifle pointed directly at his chest, police said Steele, who was in uniform, unholstered his .40 caliber duty handgun and fired one shot.

    Police said employees of the apartment complex were on scene for the eviction and witnessed the incident.

    Donald Meyer was flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Police said his gun had a round in the chamber and a magazine with 30 rounds. He has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats, and reckless endangerment.

    Meyer was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Daniel McGuire by video. He was expected to be released from the hospital later in the day or Wednesday. Court papers show he’ll be held in Perry County Prison without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Jan. 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaLaw2000 View Post
    Evictions are always bad business, IMO. I hate to see anyone evicted during the winter and especially if there are children involved. It breaks my heart to see an innocent 12 year old killed when the Dad should have protected her.

    The Dad knew the eviction was coming and I blame him for not having done something about it.

    MOO
    But. They knew that he wasn't home alone. Plus they should have seen her standing behind him.

    Now if they had nowhere to go. Than of course tensions would be very high. But professionals should know how to hold off until the coast is clear.

    It's not like the apartment would be rented out the next day. So if someone is combative over an eviction with kids in the home. Then you simply should wait before trying to force them out at that very second.

    This is why swat have negotiators. Jmo. The constable should have known who was in the house and that the tension was very high and simply backed off and came back later for a sneak attack at the mailbox or something.

    Jmo.
    You can fool some of the people some of the time; But guess what? The Bus Stops Here (Life No Parole/ Don't Pass Go: Don't Collect Your $200)

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    But, dad chose to show a gun and escalate the situation and he most certainly knew that she was there in the home.


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    Police are darn if you do, darned if they don't.
    Depending how big dad was, it's possible that she wasn't seen. Plus come on, showing a gun to LE?! Really? You thought LE was going to just back up and say "we'll come back"?
    If there's a blame or partial responsibility it's on the dad. Intimidating anyone, specially LE, with a fire arm is a big no no.
    So tragic all around 😢

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms_x_to_the_m View Post
    Police are darn if you do, darned if they don't.
    Depending how big dad was, it's possible that she wasn't seen. Plus come on, showing a gun to LE?! Really? You thought LE was going to just back up and say "we'll come back"?
    If there's a blame or partial responsibility it's on the dad. Intimidating anyone, specially LE, with a fire arm is a big no no.
    So tragic all around 😢
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    Yes, very tragic for everyone involved. I hate it when people say that LE should have known who all was in the home. I hate it when people second guess what the function of LE is.

    In the first article the time was listed @ being 10:05am when the altercation occurred. Shouldn't the 12 year old female have been at school?

    IMO, the Dad escalated the situation by brandishing a gun. It was an eviction he was well aware of beforehand. He had to know LE would have reacted.

    Many people who disparage LE will be the first to call on them if they need them.

    JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzDuJour View Post
    But, dad chose to show a gun and escalate the situation and he most certainly knew that she was there in the home.
    And he had to know it wouldn't end well yet he chose to put his daughter in extreme danger.

    JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by DexterMorgan View Post
    But. They knew that he wasn't home alone. Plus they should have seen her standing behind him.

    Now if they had nowhere to go. Than of course tensions would be very high. But professionals should know how to hold off until the coast is clear.

    It's not like the apartment would be rented out the next day. So if someone is combative over an eviction with kids in the home. Then you simply should wait before trying to force them out at that very second.

    This is why swat have negotiators. Jmo. The constable should have known who was in the house and that the tension was very high and simply backed off and came back later for a sneak attack at the mailbox or something.

    Jmo.
    Certainly agree to disagree with you, Dexter!
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    It's terribly sad about the little girl, but you can't fault LE. If he had a gun pointed at his chest what does he expect, it's shoot or be shot. It's stupidity to escalate the situation to that point.

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