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Press conference on state police shooting set for Sat. morning

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Clarence A. Belsar III, 26, of Fairchance, was killed after shooting two state troopers on Friday night, Aug. 18, 2017.
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Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower speaks to media during a press conference detailing a shooting involving state troopers on Friday night in Fairchance, Fayette County, at the Pennsylvania State Police station in Uniontown on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
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Lt. Steven Dowlin, station commader at the Uniontown state police station, listens to area commander Maj. William Teper Jr. as he details the trooper-involved shooting that occurred Friday night in Fairchance, Fayette County. Police held a press conference at the state police station in Uniontown on Saturday morning, Aug. 19, 2017.

Officials from the Fayette County District Attorney’s office will hold a 10:30 a.m. press conference on Saturday morning in the wake of a Friday-night incident that left two state troopers shot and the suspect dead.

The troopers were shot Friday night in Fairchance , Fayette County.

The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. near the Shop ‘n Save supermarket on West Church Street.

Both troopers were transported for hospital treatment and were alert and responsive.

The press conference will be held at the state police barracks in Uniontown. Check back with the Tribune-Review for more information as it is released.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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