York County, Pa. Deputy shot in face serving warrant, suspect in custody

A gunfight ensued when Deputies attempted to serve a warrant this morning. One deputy was shot in the face, deputies returned fire injuring the suspect.

It started around 9:00 A.M. when Deputies from the York County, PA Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a warrant at a home in the 900 block of East Philadelphia Street. The warrant was for a person who failed to return to York County Prison after a work release assignment according to Sheriff Richard Keuerleber. 

York City Police Chief Wes Kahley said the suspect opened fire as the deputies approached him and the deputy returned fire. He said the investigation was in its early stages and that police were still collecting evidence to sort out what happened.

The Deputy was struck in the cheek and the wound was described as going “through and through” by the Sheriff.  The bullet entered the deputy’s cheek and possibly fractured a bone, the sheriff said.

It is unknown if the Deputy will require surgery at this point. The Deputies name was not released. “He was coherent, he was talking, his vitals are good,” Keuerleber said. “We don’t know if he’ll have to have surgery or not.”

According to media reports the suspects injuries were “severe” as the Deputies returned fire although no specifics were released on the injuries were reported. The suspects name was not released as of this time either.

Interviews of residents were conducted who reported that 10-12 shots rang out during the brief gunfight.

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