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District Attorney's Office Review Cumberland Co. Fatal Shooting

Officials with both the Franklin and Cumberland County's District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday they've completed their review of an incident in September where a man led officers on an extensive three hour chase involving multiple agencies, and ended with the driver fatally shooting himself.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. - Officials with both the Franklin and Cumberland County's District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday they've completed their review of an incident in September where a man led officers on an extensive three hour chase involving multiple agencies, and ended with the driver fatally shooting himself. 

Officials say on Sept. 9, 2013 Dakin Burgess, 27, of Pittsburg, robbed the M&T Bank off Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg. Investigators say he was armed and fled the bank with $12,000. He left the scene up I-81 North with police not far behind. 

At that point, shots were fired and a trooper was hit in the foot. Pennsylvania State Police say the situation was all very fluid and fast. After the officer was hit, Burgess immediately got back into his car. Although the officer was struck, he got back into his vehicle and the chase continued. Another shootout occurred between Burgess and two troopers at the intersection of Roxbury Road and Middle Road a short time later. 

Police say the chase ended in Newville, Pa., after Burgess hit a telephone pole and then fatally shot himself with his gun. 

Both Franklin and Cumberland County District Attorney's Offices said in a written release; "The firing of their service weapons by members of the State Police was an appropriate response to Burgess' actions, both firing a weapon at the troopers and operating his vehicle in a manner that placed members of the public in danger of death or serious bodily injury."





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