A U.S. marshal has been shot and killed, and at least three other officers have been shot and injured, while they were serving a warrant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Thursday morning.
The Harrisburg mayor said the U.S. deputy marshal and other officers were serving a warrant early in the morning, and he and three other officers were shot, including a Harrisburg police officer.
The suspect was also shot. The current condition of the suspect and the person’s identity are not known at this time.
In a statement posted Thursday, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said:
“Harrisburg mourns the loss this morning of a U.S. Marshall who died protecting our residents. While serving a warrant as part of the U.S. Marshall’s task force, three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg police officer, who was wounded, bravely returned fire and critically injured the gunman.
An investigation is underway and Harrisburg police are cooperating with federal and county law enforcement officials.
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. I extend my sincerest condolences to the family of the slain U.S. Marshall, to his colleagues and to all law enforcement officers who risk their lives each day to protect and to serve our city and our nation.”
No further details were available at this time.