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DA: Lancaster officer shot after using 'non-deadly force' on suspect

Written by The Associated Press | May 19, 2015 4:22 PM
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(Lancaster) -- A central Pennsylvania prosecutor says a police officer who used a stun gun was shot twice by a suspect, who was then shot and killed by another officer.

Police in Lancaster say officers had gone to the home shortly before 1 p.m. today to try to serve a warrant on a man but an exchange of gunfire followed.

District Attorney Craig Stedman says the suspect refused to comply with verbal commands to surrender, so the first officer used a stun gun on him but was shot twice by the suspect.

Stedman said another officer then entered and "responded appropriately" by shooting the suspect, who was killed. His name wasn't released.

Police chief Keith Sadler said the officer was shot in the hand and shoulder and was in "pretty good condition."

An earlier story is below:

Lancaster Police say an officer was wounded and a suspect is dead following a shooting that occurred as police were trying to serve a warrant.

Officials say the officer was shot in the shoulder and is "alert and conscious" at Lancaster General Hospital.

Lieutenant Todd Umstead says officers went to a Lancaster home shortly before 1 p.m. to serve a warrant on a man, but "gunfire was exchanged."

Umstead says he doesn't know how the confrontation began. He said both suspect and officer were hit, and "the suspect is deceased."

Police have not identified either the dead suspect or the officer.

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