Press Conference on Marino Shooting Set for 3 p.m.

The Bucks County District Attorney will hold a conference to announce the findings of the investigation into the shooting

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler announced a press conference for 3 p.m. Monday at his office on the fourth floor of the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown to announce the findings of the investigation into the shooting of Michael W. Marino on June 9 in Sellersville.

Marino, 26, was shot and killed by a Perkasie Borough Police officer as he was allegedly handcuffed and unarmed. 

Police responded to the Village Market convenience store around 4:15 p.m. June 9 for a report of a man "acting confused."

Village Market is located on E. Park Avenue/Main Street in Sellersville.

Police searched for the suspect and located him near the building by the intersection of Clymer Avenue and East State Street.

Perkasie Police Chief Jeff Gura said there was a struggle between the unarmed man and three officers. The man kicked and struck one of the officers, according to the article.

An officer fired one shot, striking the man in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the article.

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Steven hartwick July 30, 2012 at 05:24 PM
3 could not subdue without lethal force? Pathetic!
Timothy Wirth July 30, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Very disgraceful. 3 trained police officers against 1 unarmed hand cuffed man.
Andrew Miley July 30, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Mike was a good friend of mine and its sad what happened to him. no reason he had to be shot and killed. ill miss ya man! May justice be found for ya.
Jason friel July 31, 2012 at 01:14 AM
I guess they don't have tazers anymore
Timothy McNulty August 02, 2012 at 07:21 PM
The police are completely incompetent or worse! The suspected bomb is actually just a PowerCap (auto stereo power capacitor) that anyone can buy at Walmart or anywhere auto stereo supplies are sold, digital readout included! Take a look at the image the police took of the this suspected bomb in the stream here: http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/4dbe9a3be3d5656692cefd5c5f77b287 You will notice a plastic bracket and readout identical to the PowerCap image located here: http://www.motorspeed.com/sitepix/products/farad_cap.jpg This is so bogus! The police obviously used excessive force when they killed this handcuffed and mentally challenged suspect and are covering up their tracks with bogus allegations of a suspected bomb that was nothing more than an unmodified auto stereo power capacitor. I only wish someone would make an effort to undo the damage the police have done to Michael Marino's reputation. These allegations from the police are irresponsible and idiotic, that Michael was somehow involved in bomb making or a terrorist plot? Both the public and Michael's family deserve to know the truth about what the police have done and their false allegations against Micheal. Either the police have knowingly smeared an innocent man in an effort to cover up their criminal behavior with their false allegations or they are completely incompetent.


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