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Slain deputy US marshal remembered as athlete, leader

January 20, 2018

This Aug. 16, 2006, photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, shot to death early Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, while serving an arrest warrant inside a home in Harrisburg, Pa. Law enforcement officials were on the first floor handcuffing a woman they were seeking to arrest when authorities say Kevin Sturgis, of Philadelphia, began firing from the second floor. The gunman was fatally shot as he later ran out the front door, again firing at police, U.S. Attorney Dave Freed said. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Friends of a deputy U.S. marshal slain during a shootout with a wanted suspect are remembering him as a gifted athlete and natural leader.

Pennlive.com says people in the area of central Pennsylvania where Christopher David Hill grew up are devastated by his fatal shooting early Thursday while attempting to arrest a woman.

Acquaintances describe Hill as an outdoorsman who gained nearly a thousand yards rushing for the Warrior Run High School football team.

Authorities say a man wanted in Philadelphia shot and killed Hill, then was himself shot to death by police outside a Harrisburg home. Another officer was wounded and required surgery.

A nonprofit group says it’s donating $100,000 to help Hill’s family pay off their home mortgage and wants others to contribute.

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