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Trooper shoots suspect during altercation in Hanover

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 24, 2013 11:12 AM
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(Hanover) -- State police say a man was shot while authorities were attempting to serve warrants at a York County home.  

Police say troopers and members of a drug task force went to the Hanover home at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday evening to serve two warrants and another man got into a physical confrontation with a trooper.  

State Police Spokesman Trooper Robert Hicks tells the York Daily Record during the attempt to serve the warrants in the 300 block of East Middle Street, a third person entered the room. He said the trooper was struck in the head and body multiple times and taken to the ground several times, and to stop the assault he shot the suspect in the chest. 

"The actor became combative, disobeyed commands and an altercation ensued," he said. "During this altercation, the subject was shot."

The man was flown to York Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

He was arrested on a parole violation and the officers, who arrested the two people wanted on warrants, sustained injuries described as ``minor to moderate.'' 

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