DA: Lancaster police justified in fatal shooting

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A city police officer was justified in using deadly force when he killed a suspect who shot another officer last month, Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said Friday.

Stedman is not identifying the officers involved.

Police on May 19 were trying to serve an arrest warrant at 305 East Chestnut Street, but said 29-year-old Anthony Quinn Gomez Jr. refused to surrender.

One of the officers used a stun gun on Gomez and he responded by firing a handgun at him. The second officer fired several shots at Gomez, who died at the scene.

The injured officer sustained gunshot wounds to his hand and left shoulder.

The arrest warrant, for simple assault and terroristic threats, stemmed from a domestic assault.

Gomez allegedly threatened to shoot and kill his ex-girlfriend and her two young children. He repeatedly punched and kicked the woman in the face and body and displayed a handgun and a knife while making the threats, authorities said.

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