USA marshal killed in Harrisburg, Pa., shooting identified as Christopher Hill

Jenna Warner
January 21, 2018

A man in the home began shooting at task force members, hitting Dep. Hill and York City Police Officer Kyle Pitts.

Watch the press conference below. She was wanted for terrorist threats with a weapon. Two other officers were injured.

Dozens of police crews and emergency personnel were at 18th and Mulberry Streets at a home in Harrisburg.

Hill, who was 45, belonged to an elite special operations group within the agency and had taken a lead role in the manhunt for fugitive Eric Frein in the Poconos in 2014.

Hill, survived by a wife and two children, served with the Army in Afghanistan before being hired by the marshal service in 2006.

'My prayers go out to the family and friends of the deputy US Marshal killed this morning in Harrisburg, as well as the injured policeman, ' tweeted Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey. "He was a devoted public servant who dedicated his life to making his community and this nation safer. We will never forget you, you will live in our hearts forever", said Stacey Hill Parker.

The gunman then allegedly came outside the home and continued firing, and officers returned fire, said U.S. Middle District Attorney Dave Freed.

US Deputy Marshal was shot and killed and two law enforcement officers are in the hospital after a shooting Thursday morning in Harrisburg.

The fatal shooting of a US marshal in Harrisburg hits close to home for law enforcement authorities in Berks County.

One person was shot by police, Chardo told PennLive.

York City police also stated that recently appointed Police Chief Troy Bankert is at Hershey Medical Center checking on the injured officer. The suspected shooter was shot and killed.

"Every day, deputy USA marshals make the people of this country safer by catching fugitives on the run, protecting our courthouses, our judges and witnesses at trial", Sessions said.

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