GETTYSBURG, Pa. – A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of a state game warden two weeks ago.
Gettysburg District Judge Mark Beauchat ordered Christopher Lynn Johnson returned to prison without bail after a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
The 27-year-old Johnson is charged with criminal homicide and weapons and hunting violations in the death of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove on the night of Nov. 11.
State troopers testified that they recovered at least 25 shell casings from the scene of a gun battle between the two. It began after Grove stopped Johnson's pickup truck while investigating a report of spotlight deer poaching.
Grove was the first Pennsylvania game warden killed in the line of duty in 95 years.