Officer killed, 2 others wounded by gunfire in Lebanon

LEBANON, Pa. — A Lebanon police officer was killed and two others had been wounded in an trade of gunfire with a person suspected of breaking right into a member of the family’s dwelling within the metropolis on Thursday.

Officers had been referred to as to the 1100 block of Forest Road round 3:30 p.m. for a home incident, officers stated at a information convention Thursday evening.

The officers and the 34-year-old suspect exchanged gunfire, leaving the suspect and one of many officers lifeless.

“The officer’s quick household has been knowledgeable, however out of respect for prolonged household, the officer’s title is being withheld at this very troublesome time,” stated Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello.

One of many wounded officers was in important however secure situation, and the opposite officer was in secure situation, officers stated.

Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello, left, and metropolis police Chief Todd Breiner handle the media after three metropolis cops had been wounded by gunfire Thursday afternoon. One of many officers died of his wounds.

“A clearly traumatic occasion. Our guys are robust, however we’re human, and now we have households and folks had been injured immediately,” stated Lebanon police Chief Todd Breiner. “We’re all affected by this.”

Neighbors stated they heard a number of pictures close to the 1100 block of Forest Road.

“All we heard was working, after which swiftly up there we heard, ‘Pow, pow,'” stated Ramona Cruz. “After that, it grew to become very quiet after which every part grew to become chaos from throughout.”

Authorities stated they would supply extra info at a information convention Friday.

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