1 officer killed, 2 others hurt in Pa. shooting

The shooting occurred while the officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call


Associated Press

LEBANON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania police officer was killed and two others injured Thursday during a shooting that occurred while responding to a domestic disturbance call, Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello said.

Police officers went to a home in the city at about 3:30 p.m. for the disturbance call. Nearly an hour later gunfire broke out and officers radioed in they were hit, Capello said at a brief news conference.

Police personnel walk in Lebanon, Pa., after a police officer was killed and two others wounded by a 34-year-old suspect, who was also shot and killed, Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Police personnel walk in Lebanon, Pa., after a police officer was killed and two others wounded by a 34-year-old suspect, who was also shot and killed, Thursday, March 31, 2022. (Mark Pynes/The Patriot-News via AP)

All three officers were taken to hospitals. One of them has been pronounced dead. A second was in critical condition, but stable, and a third was in stable condition, Capello said.

“This is an extremely difficult moment for everyone,” Capello said.

The suspect, a 34-year-old man from Lebanon, was killed in the shooting, Lebanon Police Chief Todd Breiner said.

“As one can imagine, it's clearly a traumatic event,” Breiner said. “Our guys are strong, but we're human and we have families.”

The slain officer's name is being withheld pending notification of extended family members.

Police did not release further details.

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