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Coroner: Gunshot killed suspect in police incident

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A York County man found dead at the end of a seven-hour police incident Monday evening was killed by a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the coroner's office.

Authorities made the announcement after an autopsy Tuesday, did not say whether 53-year-old Brian Anthony Costley or a police officer fired the fatal shot.

The manner of death is pending further investigation.

Costley was found dead inside his West Manchester Township home after the York County Quick Response Team forced entry Monday night.

West Manheim Township police officers had gone to the home in the 2600 block of Baltimore Pike to serve an arrest warrant on Costley, who was wanted out of Carroll County, Maryland for a violation of pretrial services on an original charge of DUI, state police said in a news release.

The officers encountered Costley outside of his house, and he began walking toward the home despite orders to stop. He entered the home and then turned and fired on the officers with a handgun, police said.

One of the officers returned fire while retreating to cover, police said.

The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.

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