Teen to Plead Not Guilty in Trooper Shooting

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    The attorney representing a central Pennsylvania teenager accused of shooting at a state trooper on Interstate 81 over the weekend says his client will plead not guilty at a hearing this week.
     
    Attorney Steve Rice also told The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion that some counts of attempted homicide and attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer were being dropped, leaving one count of each.
     
    Police allege that the Mifflinburg 16-year-old stole a car and a gun and fired at a trooper who stopped him on I-81 Sunday morning near Chambersburg, about 50 miles southwest of Harrisburg. The trooper fired back, but neither was injured.

    Police said the shooting is unrelated to a January road rage incident 15 miles further south on I-81 that left a 28-year-old Maine man dead.