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Officer Kyle Pitts remains in stable condition after Harrisburg shooting

Written by Ted Czech/The York Daily Record | Jan 22, 2018 4:53 AM
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York City Police Officers Matthew Irvin, left, and Kyle Pitts walk an alley behind West Princess Street in York Tuesday Jan. 31, 2012. (Photo: File, York Daily Record)

 

Pitts, a 10-year-veteran of the department, underwent surgery Thursday after being shot while helping the U.S. Marshals serve a warrant in Harrisburg.

(York) -- York City Police Officer Kyle Pitts remains in stable condition at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, recovering from injuries after he was shot Thursday, according to a city police news release on Sunday.

"Along with his injuries, Officer Pitts along with all members of the York City Police Department are coping with the loss of our friend and brother Deputy Christopher Hill," the news release states.

Pitts, a 10-year-veteran of the department, underwent surgery Thursday after being shot while helping the U.S. Marshals serve a warrant in Harrisburg.

"He's one of the best officers that we've had here," Chief Troy Bankert said during a news conference late Thursday afternoon.

Pitts, Hill and a Harrisburg Police officer were serving a warrant on a female fugitive about 6 a.m. Thursday in Harrisburg.

While arresting Pierce, the officers were fired upon by someone on the second floor of the house, officials said. Soon after, a man ran out the front of the home, firing at the officers. The officers returned fire, killing the man later identified as Kevin Sturgis, 31, of Philadelphia. 

Hill, 45, of Conewago Township 'died a hero' Thursday morning, said US Attorney David Freed.

Pitts was wounded and the Harrisburg police officer was struck in his body armor by a projectile, and was not seriously wounded, officials said.

 

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record

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