US Marshal Killed, Several Police Injured in Harrisburg Shooting

US Marshal Killed, Several Police Injured in Harrisburg Shooting

A US marshal was killed and at least two officer were wounded when gunfire broke out during the service of a warrant, the US Marshal Service said.

There were seven people in the task force team.

The USMS identified the marshal who was killed as Christopher Hill, a 45-year-old deputy marshal. He was an 11-year-veteran, a member of a highly-trained special operations group, and a father of two.

Law enforcement officials were executing an arrest warrant for Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, who was wanted by the Harrisburg Bureau of Police for terrorist threat offenses.

Pierce was found with several children on the second floor of the home. After detaining and handcuffing Pierce outside the home, USMS said a male suspect opened fire on the officers from the second floor of the home, striking Hill, York City Police Officer Kyle Pitts, and a Harrisburg police officer.

The gunman then allegedly came outside the home and continued firing, and officers returned fire, according to Middle District Attorney Dave Freed. The gunman was killed in the shootout.

The USMS said the other officers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Officer Pitts is undergoing surgery and is expected to recover.

The US marshal died in hospital, according to PennLive.com.

Dauphin County District Fran Chardo said in a earlier news conference that there is no danger to the public.

“This was part of US Marshals taskforce warrant service. There was use of force and gunfire. It was a large-scale investigation [with] multiple agencies involved,” Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo told reporters on Thursday. “There is no current danger to the public. The person who used that force is not at large.”

 

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