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Woman in fatal Harrisburg house raid facing new charges

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 17, 2019 10:39 AM
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Crime tape stretches across a road near the scene of a shooting Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Harrisburg, Pa. The mayor of Harrisburg said a U.S. marshal is dead after being shot while serving an arrest warrant in the city. Mayor Eric Papenfuse said two other officers were wounded in the Thursday morning shooting. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

(Harrisburg) -- A woman at the center of a 2018 raid that led to the fatal shooting of a deputy U.S. marshal has been released from prison but faces new drug charges.

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This undated photo provided by the Dauphin County Judicial Center shows Shayla Pierce, arrested Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (Dauphin County Judicial Center via AP)

Pennlive.com reports Shayla Towles Pierce likely won't face charges stemming from the shootout last January.

Pierce's boyfriend fired at U.S. marshals and other law enforcement officers as they attempted to detain Pierce while serving a warrant.

Deputy marshal Christopher Hill was struck and killed by friendly fire.

The boyfriend, Kevin Sturgis, died in a shootout in the street.

Two police officers -- one from York and the other from Harrisburg -- were wounded in the incident.

Pierce was released last summer after pleading guilty to a gun possession charge and two misdemeanors.

The new charges stem from drugs allegedly found in her home during the raid.

She's free on $30,000 bail and has a court date scheduled in March. Her attorney didn't immediately return a message Thursday.

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