Prosecutor: Gunman hit 18 times, marshal killed in shootout

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A man who fired on officers serving a warrant in January was himself shot 18 times, authorities said.

Suspect Kevin Sturgis was killed when a bullet pierced his aorta during the shootout with officers, according to Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo.

Authorities also disclosed that Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill was killed by a friendly fire wound to the armpit during the January 18 shootout at a home in Harrisburg.

Chardo said Sturgis' first shot wounded an officer in the elbow and he fired another shot that hit a task force member in a bullet-resistant vest.

He said Sturgis pointed a pistol at an officer before the officer fatally shot him. Chardo ruled police were justified in shooting Sturgis.

Chardo said seven of Sturgis' 18 wounds grazed him.

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