A US marshal in Harisburg, Pennsylvania has been killed during a shootout that occurred while authorities served an arrest warrant. The news was confirmed by Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse in a statement, according to CBS News.
Christopher David Hill, 45, was an 11-year veteran of the US Marshals Service and father of two children. Two other officers were also shot, reported Penn Live.
The US Marshals confirmed that the gunman who shot at police was killed in the crossfire. CBS News indicated that the other shot officers are “OK” after the exchange of bullets, and they are currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The marshal died from injuries at a nearby hospital.
The officers had been serving a warrant for the arrest of Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce at around 6:00 AM. After authorities located Pierce in a home, a male suspect started shooting at the officers,