A Pennsylvania police officer was killed and two others were wounded when gunfire broke out as they were responding to a domestic disturbance call in Lebanon on March 31, city Mayor Sherry Capello confirmed.
Gunfire broke out nearly an hour after officers responded to the disturbance, Capello said, and officers radioed in that they were hit.
Of the two officers injured, one is in critical condition and the other is stable, officials said. Both are at nearby hospitals. The third officer has been pronounced dead.
"At this time we are focused on the tragic loss of the officer and the well-being of the other members of our police department," said Mayor Capello."This is an extremely difficult moment for everyone,"
The suspect, identified as a 34-year-old man, was killed in the shooting, Lebanon Police Chief Todd Breiner said during Thursday's press briefing.
None of the names of those involved in the incident have been named by police.
"It’s clearly a traumatic event," said Chief Breiner. "Our guys are strong, but we’re human and we have families and people were injured today. We’re all affected by this, and with the help of our families and every other law enforcement officer around this country, we’ll get through it."
Breiner said the Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office is handling the investigation.
A second press conference is expected to be held on Friday.
State Attorney General Josh Shapiro also shared his support for the "brave men and women in uniform."