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Heckler to discuss fatal police shooting

A Perkasie officer shot a man in Sellersville while trying to arrest him, officials said at the time.

Heckler to discuss fatal police shooting

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District Attorney David Heckler has scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference to discuss the investigation into a Perkasie police officer’s fatal shooting of Michael Marino on June 9 in Sellersville.     

The officer shot Marino in the chest while trying to arrest him, county officials said at the time.

The officer also was wounded in the incident, Heckler said.

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