HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A man was shot and killed by a woman after an apparent road rage incident in Harrisburg Wednesday afternoon.

The Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 13th and Walnut Streets and taped off the surrounding streets.

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On Thursday morning, Harrisburg Police say the preliminary investigation appears to show that the incident began with a road rage altercation and appears to have been a case of self-defense.

Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo described what happened.

“He got out of his car and approached the other car, confronted the driver, opened the door,” Chardo said.

Chardo said the woman eventually drew a gun and shot the man. He was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. The woman left the scene but did call 911 and make contact with police.

Chardo also said the woman had a license to carry a firearm in her car. She is not in custody and is not being charged with anything while investigators determine if this is a justified use of force under self-defense law.

“Human life is sacred and if it’s necessary to use deadly force to protect oneself from death, serious bodily injury, kidnapping or sexual assault, then the law allows the use of deadly force,” Chardo said.

Chardo said the initial investigation indicates the woman the man did not know each other, but police are still looking into it.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Harrisburg Police.

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