Transcript for State Trooper's Death Sparks Massive Manhunt
And now to the staggering number of deaths in this country of police officers killed in the line of duty. And tonight the latest casualty in what many are calling the most contentious year in recent memory between the public and their police. This time, a young trooper in Pennsylvania shot and killed. Here's ABC's Marci Gonzalez. Reporter: That trooper's deadly encounter sparking a massive manhunt. It started 6:30 Friday night. A Pennsylvania state trooper responds to a domestic call at a home in rural Pennsylvania. While inside 23-year-old Landon weaver began interviewing the suspect who authorities say then grabbed a gun and opened fire, killing the rookie officer and newlywed. Tragically, trooper weaver succumbed to his wounds. Reporter: This, already a tragic year for law enforcement with at least 65 officers shot to death in the line of duty. That number up more than 56% over last year. From the five officers ambushed in Dallas this summer -- Come here. Reporter: -- To the two officers in Georgia just this month, whose final moments were captured on body cameras. Gunned down as they responded to a domestic disturbance call. The domestic violence call is the number one most unpredictable type of call. Police officers answer in this country. Reporter: A fact reiterated in this latest deadly case in Pennsylvania. Trooper Landon weaver, leaving behind his wife of just more than six months. After a more than 15-hour manhunt, authorities finally tracked down the suspect, shooting and killing him. Trooper weaver was on the force for just more than a year.
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