Suspect Dies After Shooting Pennsylvania Police Officer

A shootout in central Pennsylvania left an officer, who authorities said tried stopping the suspect by using a stun gun, wounded and a suspect dead, police said.

Gunfire rang out as police were trying to serve a warrant along the 300 block of E Chestnut Street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania shortly before 1 p.m., reported NBC affiliate WGAL.

District Attorney Craig Stedman said the suspect refused to comply with verbal commands to surrender, so the first officer used a stun gun on him but was shot twice by the suspect.

Stedman said another officer then entered and "responded appropriately" by shooting the suspect, who was killed. His name wasn't released.

Police chief Keith Sadler said the officer was shot in the hand and shoulder and was in "pretty good condition."

Police have not identified either the dead suspect or the officer.

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