Hummelstown identifies officer involved in deadly shooting

David Kassick (Family photo)

Hummelstown police have identified the officer involved in Monday’s deadly shooting in Dauphin County.

Police said Officer Lisa Mearkle shot 59-year-old David Kassick Monday afternoon after an altercation outside a home on Grandview Road in South Hanover Township.  Police said Mearkle followed Kassick there after he fled when she tried to pull him over.

Officer Mearkle is a 14-year veteran of the Hummelstown Police Department. She is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a state police investigation.

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