Pennsylvania jury finds Donald Meyer Jr. guilty in death of daughter from shootout with constable

By Keith Schweigert, WPMT

WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. -- (WPMT) -- A Pennsylvania jury convicted Donald Meyer Jr. Friday of all counts in the 2016 death of his 12-year-old daughter, Ciara, who was struck in the chest by a bullet fired from an officer there to evict Meyer from his Perry County home.

The incident occurred on Jan. 11, 2016, when a constable Clark Steele showed up to evict Meyer, 60, from his apartment. During a confrontation, Meyer pointed an AR-15 rifle at Steele, who responded by pulling his own gun and firing at Meyer. The bullet passed through Meyer’s arm and struck Meyer’s daughter, Ciara, in the chest, killing her.

Meyer was charged with homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm, involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, terroristic threats, and recklessly endangering another person. Meyer will be sentenced at a later date.

FULL STORY: Lycoming County jury finds Donald Meyer Jr. guilty on all counts involving death of his daughter, Ciara - WPMT