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District Attorney Report Concludes Officer Involved Shooting Justified


November 27, 2019

Herald file photo

A policeman guards the scene of an officer involved shooting in Roaring Spring on July 26. After a nearly four-month investigation, Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio ruled the shooting justified.

The officer involved in the fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of the Roaring Spring Department Store in July has been cleared of any wrong-doing and can return to work.

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio said the months-long investigation into the shooting of Todd Messner, 49, of Three Springs by Roaring Spring Borough Officer Lance Morris was justified.

Morris has been on paid leave since the incident while the Pa. State Police and Blair County District Attorney's office conducted its investigation.

In a statement released by Consiglio, he said his review of the evi...

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