A U.S. marshal was killed and two other police officers were wounded Thursday morning in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, when gunfire erupted during the service of a warrant, the mayor said.
Mayor Eric Papenfuse said the U.S. marshal and two police officers — one from York and another from Harrisburg —were shot while serving the warrant at the Harrisburg house around 6:10 a.m. The marshal died at the hospital, PennLive.com reported.
“Harrisburg mourns the loss this morning of a U.S. marshal who died protecting our residents,” Papenfuse said in a statement. “While serving a warrant as part of the U.S. Marshal’s task force, three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg police officer, who was wounded.” The mayor said the Harrisburg officer “bravely returned fire and critically injured the gunman.” Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo said in an earlier news conference that there was no danger to the public.