Police: Theft suspect killed in motel shootout with police
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.