Pa. Town Removes 'Hometown Hero' Banner Honoring State College Shooter

A woman takes part in a Commemoration of the Heroes and Innocents of September 11, 2001, held at McDade Park in Scranton, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. In foreground are members of the Northeast Pennsylvania Detachment USMC League.. (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP)
A woman takes part in a Commemoration of the Heroes and Innocents of September 11, 2001, held at McDade Park in Scranton, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. In foreground are members of the Northeast Pennsylvania Detachment USMC League.. (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Bellefonte officials have removed a "hometown hero" banner that honored a mass shooter, according to WJAC .

The banner depicted Jordan Witmer, 21, of Bellefonte, an Army veteran who killed three people and injured another in State College before committing suicide Jan. 24.

The banner predates the shooting, and is one of several in Bellefonte that honor local members of the military.

It was given to Witmer's family, according to WJAC.

Witmer killed two men, and injured his ex-girlfriend at P.J. Harrigan's Bar & Grill in State College. He then drove away from the bar and broke into a home, where he shot and killed the elderly homeowner.

He had recently returned home after three years on active duty with the Army, PennLIVE reported .

He left active duty on good terms and had no criminal record.

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