Pennsylvania officer, suspect killed, 2 officers injured in gunfight



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A Pennsylvania police officer and suspect were killed on Thursday and two other officers were injured, authorities said.

The shooting took place in Lebanon, about 30 miles east of Harrisburg, where officers responded to reports of a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Forest Street just after 3:35 p.m., Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello told reporters.

Police vehicles at the scene of a shooting in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Three police officers were shot Thursday, one fatally, while responding to a domestic incident, officials said.
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There was a shootout between officers and a gunman just after 4:20 p.m., she said. One officer and the suspect were both killed.

“This is an extremely difficult moment for everyone,” Capello said.

Both surviving officers were in hospital on Thursday evening. One is in critical condition, the other was stable.

The suspect was not identified, but was described by Lebanon’s police chief Todd Breiner as a 34-year-old man. The authorities refused to provide information.

“Our guys are strong, but we’re people,” Breiner said. “With the help of our families and all the other law enforcement officers in this country, we will get through this.

Lebanon's mayor Sherry Capello speaks to reporters after a shooting that killed a police officer and injured three others on Thursday.

Lebanon’s mayor Sherry Capello speaks to reporters after a shooting that killed a police officer and injured three others on Thursday.
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Capello said another press conference will be held tomorrow.

Pennsylvania State Senator Chris Gebhard, a Republican, offered prayers to all injured Lebanon officers and their families.

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro tweeted his support for the agents.

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“My heart goes out to the police in Lebanon,” he wrote. “A sobering reminder of the dangers our brave men and women in uniform face day after day. And they keep showing up, no matter what *running towards* danger. My thoughts are with the officers and their families.”

The Pennsylvania Democrat Party said that “tragic events like today’s are a reminder that law enforcement men and women are putting themselves in heroic danger every day.”

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