US marshal shot, killed while serving warrant

19 January, 2018, 02:08 | Author: Cassandra Gardner
  • Scene at 18th and Mulberry streets in Harrisburg after reported officer-involved shooting Ja. 18 2018

The wounded officers were working with the marshal as part of a U.S. Marshals Service task force.

"Obviously, it takes you right back to the warrant service where we lost Deputy Kyle Pagerly, who was part of a marshal task force serving a warrant as well", said Sheriff Eric Weaknecht, whose deputies are all cross-sworn as members of the U.S. Marshals Service task force.

Sturgis had active warrants in Philadelphia for not showing up to be sentenced on a gun charge and failing to appear at a probation violation hearing. I couldn't tell from where they were coming from.

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Mr. Hill was transported immediately to UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital, where he died.

"He has been taken to Hershey Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries", police said in a news release. After the officers cuffed the suspect, identified as Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, a man on the second floor opened fire onto the officers on the first floor, striking Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill and two local police officers.

The fatal shooting of a USA marshal in Harrisburg hits close to home for law enforcement authorities in Berks County. Frein was subsequently convicted and sentenced to death for killing a state trooper. "He was the cream of the crop".

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Pierce is in custody, according to U.S. Marshals. "One of our best".

"Harrisburg mourns the loss this morning of a U.S. Marshal who died protecting our residents", Papenfuse said. He did not specifify if the US Marshal was included in the count. "They achieve these critical accomplishments at often heroic risk". "Chris Hill's name should also be remembered as synonymous with valor".

The shooting happened in the Allison Hill neighborhood, on the other side of the Amtrak tracks, 1.5 miles from the state Capitol complex. He was believed to have acted alone.

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