DUNCANNON, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy has been set on a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl who state police believe was accidentally shot by a constable serving her father with an eviction


Police say Ciara (SEE'-ahr-ah) Meyer was home sick when she was shot by Constable Clark Steele at her apartment near Duncannon about 10 a.m. Monday.

Bill Stoeffler, a Dauphin County constable who speaks for others in the area, says Meyer is distraught and says it was "absolutely not intentional" that the girl was shot.

The girl's father, 57-year-old Donald Meyer, has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes for allegedly pointing a loaded rifle at the constable. That's when police say Steele returned fire — the bullet traveling through Meyer's arm and striking his daughter.

The autopsy is Wednesday. The Perry County district attorney is reviewing the shooting.


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