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The Latest: US marshal died of gunshot wound to chest

January 19, 2018

Law enforcement personnel stand near the scene of a shooting Thursday Jan. 18, 2018 in Harrisburg, Pa. The mayor of Harrisburg says a U.S. marshal is dead after being shot while serving an arrest warrant in the city. Mayor Eric Papenfuse says two other officers were wounded in the Thursday morning shooting. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a deputy U.S. marshal in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (all times local):

9:15 p.m.

A county coroner says a U.S. marshal who was shot while serving a warrant in Pennsylvania’s capital city died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Authorities say 45-year-old Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill was killed early Thursday when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a Harrisburg home.

The coroner has ruled his death a homicide.

Authorities say police were on the first floor handcuffing the woman they were seeking to arrest when 31-year-old Kevin Sturgis, of Philadelphia, began firing from the second floor. Sturgis was fatally shot as he later ran out the front door, again shooting at police.

Another member of the fugitive task force also was hit by gunfire, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A member of the U.S. Marshals Service was shot and killed early Thursday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania while serving a warrant. Two other officers were also shot, including a police officer. Officials say there is no danger to the public. (Jan. 18)

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5:50 p.m.

Prosecutors have identified a 31-year-old Philadelphia man as the shooter who killed a U.S. marshal before being shot to death by police.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Kevin Sturgis had two active warrants from Philadelphia when a fugitive task force showed up at a home in Harrisburg early Thursday to arrest a woman who lives there.

Authorities say Sturgis was wanted for not showing up to be sentenced on a gun charge and failing to appear at a probation violation hearing.

Investigators say they were arresting the woman when Sturgis began firing from the second floor, killing 45-year-old Christopher David Hill and wounding a York City police officer.

Officials say Sturgis subsequently exited the home and was killed by police as he shot at officers.

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2 p.m.

Authorities say that a man who fatally shot a U.S. marshal serving a warrant in Pennsylvania’s capital city was killed by return fire.

U.S. Attorney David Freed revealed the details about the fatal Thursday morning encounter in Harrisburg. He didn’t identify the dead suspect.

The slain marshal was 45-year-old Christopher David Hill, an 11-year veteran of the agency. He died at a hospital in Harrisburg.

Authorities say Hill was part of a team of officers serving a warrant for the arrest of a woman wanted by Harrisburg police for making threats. Freed says the man in the home opened fire after the fugitive, Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, was handcuffed.

Authorities say a York City police officer had non-life-threatening injuries.

The service says Hill is an Army veteran who is survived by his wife and two children.

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1:45 p.m.

The U.S. Marshals Service says an agent who was fatally shot while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania’s capital city was an 11-year veteran of the agency.

The U.S. Marshals Service says 45-year-old Christopher David Hill died Thursday morning at a hospital in Harrisburg.

Authorities say Hill was part of a team serving a warrant for the arrest of a fugitive suspect wanted by Harrisburg police for making threats. The marshals service says a man in the home opened fire, hitting Hill and two other officers.

The marshals service identified the suspect as Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce. The fate of Pierce and the man who shot at the officers was unclear.

Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo has said there is no current danger to the public. More information was expected at an afternoon news conference.

The service says Hill is an Army veteran who is survived by his wife and two children.

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10:30 a.m.

The mayor of Harrisburg says a U.S. marshal is dead after being shot while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania’s capital city.

Mayor Eric Papenfuse says two other officers were wounded in the Thursday morning shooting, including one from Harrisburg.

The York City Police Department says one of its officers had non-life threatening injuries.

Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo says the officers were part of a U.S. Marshals Service task force and multiple agencies were involved.

He says there is no current danger to the public. Papenfuse says the suspect was critically wounded by officers.

He says more information will be given at an afternoon news conference.

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10 a.m.

An official says multiple law enforcement officers have been injured while serving an arrest warrant in Harrisburg and shots were fired.

Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo says the officers were taken by ambulance to a hospital Thursday. He didn’t say how they had been injured or specify what types of injuries they had.

There were reports of shots fired just after 6 a.m. in the area.

Chardo says the officers were part of a U.S. Marshals Service task force and multiple agencies were involved.

He says there is no current danger to the public. He says the suspect is not at large, but wouldn’t say if that person is in custody or what that person’s condition is.

He says more information will be given at an afternoon news conference.

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8:50 a.m.

An official says multiple police officers have been injured while serving an early morning warrant in Pennsylvania’s capital city.

Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo tells Pennlive.com the officers were taken by ambulance to a Harrisburg hospital Thursday. He didn’t say how they had been injured or specify what types of injuries they had.

There were reports of shots fired before 6:30 a.m. in the area.

Chardo says one person was shot by police but couldn’t speak about that person’s condition.

Officers clearing the residence say the shooting suspect was inside, but there’s no word on that person’s condition or whether that person is in custody.

No other information is available.

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