Man in standoff with Harrisburg police dead; 100+ shots fired

Published: Dec 18 2012 12:35:36 PM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

A scary scene in the state capitol of Harrisburg Monday night where police were involved in a gun battle with a wanted man.

The nine-hour standoff ended with the gunman dead.

More than 100 shots were fired at a housing project where 24-year-old Abel Roman was holed up.

Police say the Philadelphia man was wanted in connection with a homicide.

Authorities were trying to serve a warrant on Roman at a Harrisburg apartment when he reportedly fired a shot and threatened to kill himself. Neighbors were ordered to stay inside or not allowed to return to their homes as gunfire periodically rang out.

Marsico says the gunfire was the most shots ever fired at the county's special crisis response team since its inception 20 years ago.

A police officer was wounded in the gun battle, but he is expected to recover.