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Officer shot, killed unarmed suspect as he lay face down

HARRISBURG — David Kassick, hit by a Taser, was on the ground on his stomach. Hummelstown police officer Lisa Mearkle stood behind him, a Taser in one hand, her pistol in the other. Then she shot him twice in the back.

All of it was captured by a video camera on the Taser, said Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico Jr. That video, he said, was one piece of evidence that led him to charge Mearkle, 36, with homicide Tuesday.

“We have reviewed that evidence, which is frankly the best evidence in this case,” Marsico said.

Via Hummelstown officer shot unarmed man in the back, district attorney says @ PennLive.com.

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