US Marshal killed, 2 others hurt in Harrisburg shooting

19 January, 2018, 02:08 | Author: Inez Murphy
  • Multiple officers were injured in Harrisburg on Thursday morning

Freed says the man in the home opened fire after the fugitive, Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, was handcuffed.

Law enforcement officials say there were two children, ages 9 and 13, in the home at the time of the incident. He is survived by his wife and two children.

"The similarities that I saw right away was the deputy US marshal was a veteran from the United States Army, same as Kyle", Weaknecht said.

He didn't specify if the U.S. Marshal was included in the count.

After locating Pierce inside a residence while serving the warrant, the task force was sacked upon by a "male subject" in the home with Pierce, according to the press release.

Several other officers were transported to the hospital following the shooting. The fate of Pierce and the man who shot at the officers was unclear.

District Attorney Fran Chardo said multiple officers were injured during the warrant service, according to PennLive.

More details are expected to be released at a press conference Thursday afternoon.

"Harrisburg mourns the loss this morning of a U.S. Marshal who died protecting our residents", Harrisburg Mayor Eric said in a statement.

A US marshal was killed when a federal task force served an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania early Thursday, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said in a statement.

Chardo said that there was no threat to the public.

There were reports of shots fired around 6:10 the Harrisburg neighborhood around South 18th and Mulberry streets.

A U.S. Marshals Service task force located Ms. He says the suspect is not at large, but wouldn't say if that person is in custody or what that person's condition is.

The York officer was taken to Hershey Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to York City police department.


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