A U.S. marshal was killed and no less than two officers were wounded Thursday morning when gunfire erupted during the service of a warrant, the mayor said.
Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg cop. He didn’t specify if the U.S. Marshal was included in the count. The U.S. marshal died at the hospital, PennLive.com announced.
“Harrisburg mourns the loss at the beginning of today of a U.S. Marshal who died ensuring our residents. While serving a warrant as a feature of the U.S. Marshal’s task constrain, three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg cop, who was wounded,” Papenfuse said in the statement.
The mayor included the Harrisburg officer “boldly returned discharge and fundamentally injured the gunman.” Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo said in a before news meeting that there is no risk to the public.
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Little data was released at the morning news meeting, but Chardo affirmed there were shots discharged at a Harrisburg home around 6:10 a.m. Neighbors also disclosed to WHTM they heard dozens of shots discharged.
Chardo said there was a “use of power” in the episode.
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
A news gathering with more details was scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Thursday.
Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta tweeted: “Please appeal to God for the cops injured in Harrisburg toward the beginning of today. Our police are tough and put their lives on hold regular to guard communities. I am petitioning God for a speedy recuperation!”