A U.S. marshal was killed and two other police officers were wounded Thursday morning in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, when gunfire erupted during the service of a warrant, the mayor said.
Mayor Eric Papenfuse said the U.S. marshal and two police officers — one from York and another from Harrisburg —were shot while serving the warrant at the Harrisburg house around 6:10 a.m. The marshal died at the hospital, PennLive.com reported.
“Harrisburg mourns the loss this morning of a U.S. marshal who died protecting our residents,” Papenfuse said in a statement. “While serving a warrant as part of the U.S. marshal’s task force, three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg police officer, who was wounded.”
The mayor said the Harrisburg officer “bravely returned fire and critically injured the gunman.” Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo said in an earlier news conference that there was no danger to the public.
“No words can adequately express the sadness we feel at this moment as we contemplate the loss of yet another law enforcement officer in the line of duty,” Papenfuse added. I extend my sincerest condolences to the family of the slain U.S. marshal, to his colleagues and to all law enforcement officers who risk their lives each day to protect and to serve our city and our nation.”
A York City police officer assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, FOX43 reported.
Little information was released at the morning news conference, but 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.
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SOURCE: Fox News, Katherine Lam