Suspect in fatal shooting of U.S. Deputy Marshal in Harrisburg identified

Written by Brett Sholtis | Jan 19, 2018 6:30 AM



Law enforcement personnel stand near the scene of a shooting Thursday Jan. 18, 2018 in Harrisburg, Pa. The mayor of Harrisburg says a U.S. marshal is dead after being shot while serving an arrest warrant in the city. Mayor Eric Papenfuse says two other officers were wounded in the Thursday morning shooting. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

(Harrisburg) --  Police have released the identity of the man who shot and killed a U.S. Marshal yesterday in Harrisburg.

U.S. Attorney David Freed says a U.S. Marshals task force already had Shayla Piere, the target of an arrest warrant, in handcuffs when Kevin Sturgis opened fire.

"At that point the officers heard gunfire that appeared to emanate from the second floor of the residence. Deputy U.S Marshal Christopher Hill and were struck by the gunfire," Freed says.

Christopher Hill, an 11-year U.S. Marshals veteran from York County, died at the hospital. 

He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Freed says Sturgis was at the residence and had two active warrants from the city of Philadelphia.


This undated photo provided by the Dauphin County Judicial Center shows Shayla Pierce, arrested Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant were handcuffing Pierce on the first floor of a home Thursday when a man began firing from the second floor, killing Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill and injuring a police officer, authorities said, before the gunman was shot to death by police when he exited the home. (Dauphin County Judicial Center via AP)

A felony for firearms possession, and a probation violation related to charges of recieving stolen property and other charges.

The 31-year-old Sturgis died at the scene.

York City Police officer Kyle Pitts was wounded and a Harrisburg City police officer was hit in his protective body armor, but was not hurt.




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