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Police Shoot and Kill12-Year-Old While Serving Eviction Order

12-year-old Ciara Meyer, of Perry County, Pennsylvania, was fatally shot by Constable Clarke Steele while being served an eviction order on January 11th.

The bullet, meant for Donald Meyer, 57, Ciara’s father,  struck the young girl who was behind him.

According to PennLive.com:

When the constable arrived at the apartment building, police said, Meyer opened the door, then shut it. He re-opened the door and had a brief verbal exchange with Steele and then pointed the rifle at the constable, police said.

The bullet shattered Donald Meyer’s left arm, then fatally struck his daughter. Ciara was pronounced dead at the scene.

Upon investigation, the suspects rifle was found to have a loaded chamber with a magazine containing 30 rounds.

The travesty of this situation has been felt thoughout the community. The Superintendent of Susquenita School District,  Kent R. Smith, released message offering the school district’s “deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers…with the family and friends.”

Donald Meyer has been charged with aggravated and simple assault, terroristic threats, and recklessly endangering another person since being released from Penn State Hershey Medical Center Tuesday evening.

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