HARRISBURG, Pa. — A central Pennsylvania man charged in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers, is now facing charges that he obtained guns illegally by lying about a mental health commitment.
Authorities in Perry County accuse 58-year-old Donald Meyer of pointing a loaded rifle at the constable, who fired a shot that went through Meyer’s arm and struck Ciara Meyer in January.
State police now allege that Meyer knowingly made false statements for gun purchases when he answered “no” to questions about whether he had been subject to an involuntary mental health commitment.
Meyer has blamed the constable for his daughter’s death and pleaded not guilty in May to criminal homicide and related charges. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.