Published: Sun, January 21, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

A US Marshal Was Fatally Shot in Pennsylvania While Serving a Warrant

A US Marshal Was Fatally Shot in Pennsylvania While Serving a Warrant

Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill was part of a task force executing a warrant on a fugitive in a residential neighborhood of Harrisburg.

U.S. Marshal Martin Payne said Hill joined the Marshals Service in 2006 in Washington, D.C. and transferred to Harrisburg in 2009. The officers were conducting a search warrant between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. when the shooting began, Police Chief Tom Carter said. As the marshals were placing her under arrest, a man opened fire from the second floor, striking and killing Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill.

The woman being sought in Harrisburg, identified as Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, was taken into custody at the scene.

Hill was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

The cops involved were from Harrisburg and York. Our police are tough and put their lives on hold regular to guard communities. "Our community has lost a hero that was doing nothing more than his duty", said Freed.

The news was confirmed by Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse in a statement, according to CBS News. That officer "bravely returned fire" and struck the suspect, Papenfuse said.

The male subject exited the front of the house and continued firing at officers outside, according to law enforcement officials. Police tell them that the shooter has been located inside a residence.

Two other task force officers, a York city and Harrisburg officer, were injured, according to officials. He did not specify if the U.S. Marshal who was killed was included in the count.

He was 45, married with two children, and had been in the service for 11 years.

Hill also served with the Marshal Service's prestigious and highly-trained Special Operations Unit.

"They achieve these critical accomplishments at often heroic risk".

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