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Man fatally shot by Pa. state police was from New York

identity released

Troopers said man drew gun on them prior to shooting

June 24, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The man who was fatally shot by Pennsylvania State Police troopers on Saturday morning after he pointed a handgun toward them was from Saugerties, N.Y., according to a news release from the Franklin County Coroner’s office.

The man was identified as Adam L. Schillinger, 27, according to a news release from Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner’s office.

Saugerties is about 46 miles south of Albany, N.Y.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., the release states.

State police at the Chambersburg barrack received a report of a suspicious person at 7:55 a.m. Saturday.

While on their way to a Bony Lane residence, police were told the suspicious person tried to enter the caller’s residence and was armed with a handgun, police said.

Upon arriving at the residence, troopers found the suspect inside a pickup truck parked at a nearby residence, police said.

“The suspect displayed a handgun toward troopers and was subsequently fired upon by the troopers,” police wrote in an earlier news release.

According to the coroner’s news release, he was called to the 3300 block of Bony Lane. That area is northwest of Chambersburg.

State police Sgt. Anthony Manetta said Saturday afternoon that troopers involved in this type of incident are typically placed on administrative duties pending completion of the investigation.

A woman who answered the phone for the Chambersburg barrack of the Pennsylvania State Police said the coroner’s release was the only new information being released Sunday.

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