WELLSBORO - The name of the police officer involved in the shooting death of Brian Elwood has not been disclosed and will not be disclosed immediately, if ever, according to Tioga County District Attorney George Wheeler.
Wheeler had no news Friday to report in the investigation into the shooting death last week of the Knoxville man.
"There have been no charges filed and no paperwork has been done," Wheeler said.
Elwood, 28, of 283 Bellows Road, Knoxville, was shot to death by an Elkland borough police officer in the early morning hours of July 29 on Shepherd Creek Road in Lawrence Township after he drove his vehicle toward the officer after the officer had told him to get out of his vehicle.
Elwood had fled from the officer after he attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation on Route 49.
Wheeler said that he would have nothing new to report until all agencies involved in investigating the incident have completed their investigations, including autopsy results and the state police accident reconstructionist's report.
"I am free from disclosure," he said.
Pennsylvania Newspaper Association attorney Melissa Melewsky concurred with Wheeler's assertion that the Right to Know Law does not compel law enforcement agencies to disclose that information.
"That is a sad state of affairs," she added.