Police: Theft suspect killed in motel shootout with police

August 26, 2018

YORK, Pa. (AP) — State police say a theft suspect was killed in a shootout with police at a central Pennsylvania motel over the weekend.

Police in York County say the retail theft occurred Saturday and investigators learned that a suspect was staying at a Motel 6 in Manchester Township.

A West Manchester Township officer and a Northern York Regional officer went to the motel shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday and encountered the man in a hallway.

Police said the suspect pulled a gun and fired. The West Manchester Township officer returned fire, hitting the suspect, who was pronounced dead less than an hour later at a hospital.

His name wasn’t immediately released and an autopsy was scheduled Tuesday. Police said the county district attorney’s office had asked state police to investigate.

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