Another member of the fugitive task force, York City Police Officer Kyle Pitts, also was hit by gunfire, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. The mayor said three officers were shot in the incident. He died at a hospital in Harrisburg.
"We are all extremely saddened by the tragic death of our brother, Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill, this morning in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania", David J. Anderson, acting deputy director of the U.S. Marshals Service, said in a statement Thursday afternoon.
Officials said a team of about seven showed up at the home of Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, 30, around 6 a.m.to arrest her on a charge of making a terroristic threat with a weapon.
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Pierce in a home on the 1800 block of Mulberry Street.
Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said this sometimes mistakenly happens when parking-enforcement officers do not recognize unmarked vehicles. While serving a warrant as part of the U.S. Marshall's task force, three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg police officer, who was wounded, bravely returned fire and critically injured the gunman.
'My prayers go out to the family and friends of the deputy US Marshal killed this morning in Harrisburg, as well as the injured policeman, ' tweeted Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.
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A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m.at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse in downtown Harrisburg.
Officers clearing the residence say the shooting suspect was inside, but there's no word on that person's condition or whether that person is in custody.
"It was a large-scale investigation [with] multiple agencies involved", Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo told reporters on Thursday.
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