TIMELINE | Deputy U.S. Marshal killed, 2 officers injured in Harrisburg shooting


6:30 a.m.

A seven man Marshal Service Task Force was serving a warrant for Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce who was wanted by Harrisburg Police for making terroristic threats.

While serving the warrant on 1800 block of Mulberry Street in Harrisburg investigators say a gunman ambushed and opened fire on the officers.

45-year-old Christopher Hill, an 11-year-veteran of the United States Marshal Service was shot and killed.

York City Police officer, Kyle Pitts, who was assigned to the Task Force was also shot in the ambush style attack.

A Harrisburg Police officer was able to shoot and kill the gunman before being hit by gunfire in his bulletproof vest himself, officials say.

Hill was taken to Harrisburg Hospital were he was pronounced dead.

Pitts was transferred to Hershey Medical Center for surgery on reportedly non life-threatening injuries.

Pierce, who was served the warrant, was taken into custody.

12 p.m.

Senator Pat Toomey and Gov. Tom Wolf sent their prayers to the families of the officers and expressed their gratitude for law enforcement.

2 p.m.

Officials held a press conference at the Federal Building to give more details of the incident.

Fighting back tears U.S. Marshal Martin Pane described Hill as a highly decorated agent, who was an Army Veteran and part of the agency's Special Operations Group.

4 p.m.

York City Police Department holds a press conference to give update on Officer Kyle Pitts, who is a 10-year-veteran of the York City Police force.


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