EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) – Police in Lancaster County have arrested a man who barricaded himself in an apartment where a woman was found dead on Sunday.
According to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, East Hempfield Township Police officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Swarr Run Road for a report of a shooting involving a domestic situation at around 1:30 a.m. on September 11.
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When police arrived, they say the suspect shot at officers and barricaded himself inside the Park City Apartments. Lancaster County SERT teams then responded to the scene at around 2:30 a.m. The suspect fired shots at SERT officers numerous times, according to police.
After multiple shots had been fired at responding police and SERT members, police say the suspect opened the door and held a rifle outside the door, and was seen scanning the area with the firearm. The suspect was then shot once by a SERT member in the arm and shoulder, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office.
The suspect later exited the house and was taken into custody after SERT officers deployed tear gas canisters into the apartment. He is currently in an area hospital under guard and currently receiving treatment.
After the suspect was taken into custody, police discovered an adult woman inside that had one gunshot wound to the head and say she was pronounced deceased. Her name is not being released at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.
Surrounding apartments were evacuated and an area of McGovernvile Road/ Route 741 was closed for a time due to the incident. More information is expected to be released at a later date.