HARRISBURG, PA – The man who shot a deputy U.S. marshal and a York officer Thursday morning in Harrisburg has been identified.
Investigators have determined the identity of the subject who shot multiple members of the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in Harrisburg City as Kevin Sturgis, 31, of Philadelphia.
At the time of the incident, Sturgis had two active warrants from the city of Philadelphia – one for failure to appear for sentencing on a charge of Persons Not to Possess Firearms under the Uniform Firearms Act.
– a felony of the second degree; and one for failure to appear for a violation of probation hearing on original charges of Receiving Stolen Property, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unauthorized Use of an Automobile.
Sturgis also had a juvenile adjudication (analogous to a criminal conviction in adult court) on a charge of Rape.
Sturgis was killed in a shootout with officers from multiple agencies who were part of a fugitive task force serving a warrant.
Attorney General Sessions issued the following statement to Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, killed in the line of duty in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania while protecting his community:
“Today in the law enforcement community, our hearts are broken over the senseless killing of one of our Deputy Marshals, Chris Hill.
He was shot and killed while doing his job executing a warrant on a wanted fugitive.
Every day, Deputy U.S. Marshals make the people of this country safer by catching fugitives on the run, protecting our courthouses, our judges, and witnesses at trial.
They achieve these critical accomplishments at often heroic risk.
Chris Hill’s ultimate sacrifice calls to my mind the example of Robert Forsyth, whose name is given to the Marshals Service award for valor.
Chris Hill’s name should also be remembered as synonymous with valor.”