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State trooper, a former Penn State football player, injured during shooting after 18-hour standoff in Latrobe

A former Penn State football player who was a part of the undefeated 1994-95 team and who now serves as a Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and injured in the line of duty Friday in Latrobe.

Trooper Brian King, a safety for Penn State from 1992-95, was shot in his protective face shield while attempting to end an 18-hour standoff with an armed robbery suspect who had holed up in a Latrobe home.

Police officials said the shield, which shattered after being struck by the bullet, may have saved King’s life. King underwent eye surgery after being taken to a Pittsburgh-area hospital. He was released from the hospital Saturday, according to a Penn State spokesperson.

State police identified the man inside the Latrobe home as Scott Murphy, 46.

After opening fire on police, Murphy was shot and killed by tactical response team members who were entering the home.

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