Officer cleared in death of man killed in shootout at motel

November 28, 2018

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A police officer has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a retail theft suspect killed during a shootout at a central Pennsylvania motel in August.

The York County District Attorney’s office found West Manchester Township officer Christopher Mills was justified in using deadly force to subdue 29-year-old Logan Montgomery on Aug. 25.

Mills and a Northern York Regional officer had gone to the motel looking Montgomery in connection with a theft earlier in the day and encountered him in a hallway.

Authorities said Montgomery, who had no fixed address, pulled a gun and fired. Mills then returned fire, hitting Montgomery, who died a short time later at a hospital.

The other officer did not fire a weapon and their name has not been released.

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