Officer Dead, 2 Injured in Pennsylvania Shooting

Man reportedly opened fire at Harrisburg home
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2018 11:25 AM CST
Law enforcement personnel stand near the scene of a shooting Thursday in Harrisburg, Pa.   (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

(Newser) – A law enforcement officer is dead and two others are wounded after a man reportedly opened fire during the serving of a federal arrest warrant in Pennsylvania on Thursday. The members of a US Marshals task force had arrived at a Harrisburg home to serve a woman with a warrant when a man came out shooting around 6:30am, reports WGAL. A US marshal was killed, while a Harrisburg police officer and York City police officer were both wounded, per KOMO News. Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse says the Harrisburg police officer "bravely returned fire and critically injured the gunman." WGAL reports the shooter is dead.

The York officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries, per the New York Daily News. The official condition of the Harrisburg officer isn't known, though Harrisburg Police Chief Tom Carter told KOMO both officers are "doing OK." "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 adds in a statement. "I extend my sincerest condolences to the family of the slain US marshal, to his colleagues and to all law enforcement officers who risk their lives each day." A press conference is scheduled for 2pm, reports WPMT. (Read more Pennsylvania stories.)

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