YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — York City Police responded to the 300 block of S Albemarle Street for a report of a shooting.
York Police Commissioner, Michael Muldrow says his police officers and the York County Quick Response team acted bravely and used good judgment during a tense situation, that lasted several hours.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers found the victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries at a neighbors house. The victim stated the known suspect was armed and still in the residence.
Officers surrounded the house and observed the suspect moving within the house.
“A short time later, the man began shooting at police,” Muldrow said. “It became a dangerous situation for police and people who lived nearby.”
Officers maintained a perimeter of the residence until the York County Quick Response Team (QRT) arrived.
Once they made entry, the known suspect was found deceased in the basement by the QRT.
“The situation was dangerous for several hours,” Muldrow said. “It came to an unfortunate end, but it is important to note that no officers or response team members fired a shot.”
Muldrow says several of his initiatives to help address and lower crime have been hampered by a lack of manpower.
“We are down nine officers, but the mayor and city council worked together to come up with a way to hire more men and women,” Muldrow said. “This will allow us to have more detectives solving cases, more officers on the streets and conducting foot patrols and take part is some of the planned efforts to lower and deter crime.”