Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trooper killed in unintentional shooting during training exercise

Pennsylvania state trooper 26-year-old David Kedra, of East Coventry Township, was taking part in a training exercise at a Plymouth Twp. firing range.  According to reports, Kedra was in a classroom for a demonstration of how to break down and clean a service weapon.  An experienced state police firearms instructor was handling a gun and unintentionally discharged the weapon.

The bullet struck Kedra in the chest. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital and died a short time later.

Kedra was raised in Philadelphia.  He graduated from Temple University in 2010 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in June 2012 and was assigned to a station upon graduation in January of 2013. He had recently moved into a new house with his fiance in East Coventry Township.

Investigators have not released the identity of the instructor who shot Kedra.  The incident is being investigated by the state police and the district attorney's office.


Mr. 618 said...

Now that a State Police firearms instructor has pulled one of these moves, NOW will the NRA FINALLY admit guns are dangerous?!?

Unknown said...

Thanks for all this information. Most of the people who are having guns illegally including some license holders too don't know how to use the guns in case of any emergency and don't even know to disassemble or clean them properly that causes killings. So the policemen and other people should provide guns only to those who are capable of handling them without being threat for others.
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