Pa. state police: man shot, killed by trooper after stabbing brother


ASPERS, Pa. (WHTM) – State Police are investigating a trooper-involved shooting in Adams County. 

Troopers were called to a domestic situation involving 2 brothers at a home on Staymen Drive in Menallen Township. 

It was reported to state police that 34-year-old Michael Drayer had stabbed his 40-year-old brother, Jesse. 

Troopers say he chased his brother on foot down Aspers Bendersville Road near the intersection of Carlisle Road. 

Authorities say Jesse flagged down a pickup truck in an attempt to evade his brother and jumped into the bed of the truck. 

Police and troopers arrived and the victim ran to the police cruiser.

They say Michael followed Jesse, into the cruiser and continued the assault. 

State Troopers gave verbal commands to surrender, which they say Michael ignored.

One trooper discharged his weapon, fatally-striking Michael. 

 Troopers immediately rendered first aid until relieved by EMS.  

The deceased was transported via ambulance to Gettysburg Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the Adams County Coroner.  

The involved trooper is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

The trooper was not injured during this incident.

The victim is listed in stable condition at York Hospital.  

The Troop H Major Case team are investigating the officer-involved shooting and will provide their investigation to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office for a determination as to whether the shooting was justified. 

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