HARRISBURG, Pa. – A U.S. marshal was reportedly killed and two additional officers were wounded when gunfire erupted during the service of a warrant.
The U.S. marshal died at the hospital, reported PennLive.com, presumably from the gun battle.
Another York City Police officer assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force was shot in the incident. He was taken to the hospital and his injuries are said to be not life threatening, FOX43 reported.
There was also a Harrisburg officer wounded in the shootout as well. The wounded Harrisburg officer returned fire and critically wounded the suspect, according to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse.
The @HBGPolice confirm an officer involved shooting. Several officers taken to the hospital. Chief tells me they are “OK.” No word on if they were shot. Active scene. @CBS21NEWS pic.twitter.com/O3mpy2jKON
— Michael Gorsegner (@MikeGorsegner) January 18, 2018
Little information was released at the morning news conference, but Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo confirmed there were shots fired at a Harrisburg home around 6:10 a.m. Neighbors also told WHTM they heard dozens of shots fired.
The shooting occurred in a residential area that was still locked down by police and clogged with law enforcement vehicles more than three hours later.
Chardo said there was a “use of force” in the incident. The shooting suspect was “not at large” and there was no danger to the public at this time.
A news conference with more details was scheduled for later today.
Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta tweeted: “Please pray for the police officers injured in Harrisburg this morning. Our police are tough and put their lives on the line everyday to keep communities safe. I am praying for a speedy recovery!”
Please pray for the police officers injured in Harrisburg this morning. Our police are tough and put their lives on the line everyday to keep communities safe. I am praying for a speedy recovery! https://t.co/7kE7uJ0pJp
— Rep. Lou Barletta (@RepLouBarletta) January 18, 2018