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PICTURED: US Marshal killed while serving a warrant

Christopher David Hill, 45, was killed early Thursday when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement o..

  • Christopher David Hill, 45, was killed early Thursday when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a Harrisburg home
  • Police were on the first floor handcuffing Shayla Pierce, 30, when 31-year-old Kevin Sturgis began firing from the second floor
  • Hill died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the county coroner
  • Another member of the fugitive task force, York City Police Officer Kyle Pitts, also was hit by gunfire, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening
  • Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said a city police officer wounded Sturgis during the exchange of gunfire.

By Associated Press

Published: 00:18 EST, 19 January 2018 | Updated: 08:58 EST, 19 January 2018

Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city, while colleagues are remembering him as the 'cream of the crop.'

Christopher David Hill, 45, was killed early Thursday when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a Harrisburg home.

Police were on the first floor handcuffing the woman they were seeking to arrest when 31-year-old Kevin Sturgis, of Philadelphia, began firing from the second floor, said U.S. Attorney Dave Freed. Sturgis was fatally shot as he later ran out the front door, again firing at police, Freed said.

Christopher David Hill, 45 (pictured), was killed early Thursday when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a Harrisburg home

Christopher David Hill, 45 (pictured), was killed early Thursday when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a Harrisburg home

Police were on the first floor handcuffing Shayla Pierce, 30, when 31-year-old Kevin Sturgis began firing from the second floor Police were on the first floor handcuffing Shayla Pierce, 30, when 31-year-old Kevin Sturgis began firing from the second floor 

Police were on the first floor handcuffing Shayla Pierce, 30 9right), when 31-year-old Kevin Sturgis (left) began firing from the second floor

Hill died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the county coroner. Another member of the fugitive task force, York City Police Officer Kyle Pitts, also was hit by gunfire, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Freed said there were indications that a third officer may have been struck in his body armor, but was not wounded.

'None of us has sufficient words to express our grief and sorrow,' Freed said.

Dauphin County District Attorney Francis Chardo walks on Mulberry Street outside where a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside earlier ThursdayDauphin County District Attorney Francis Chardo walks on Mulberry Street outside where a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside earlier Thursday

Dauphin County District Attorney Francis Chardo walks on Mulberry Street outside where a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside earlier Thursday

Police stand outside a residence where a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside earlier ThursdayPolice stand outside a residence where a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside earlier Thursday

Police stand outside a residence where a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside earlier Thursday

Officials said a team of about seven showed up at the home of Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, 30, around 6am to arrest her on a charge of making a terroristic threat with a weapon. They did not say what the relationship was between her and Sturgis.

Children also were at home at the time, Freed said. Pierce was jailed on $200,000 bail, and a public defender who had recently represented her in a separate case declined to comment. She did not appear to have a home phone listing.

Sturgis had active warrants in Philadelphia for not showing up to be sentenced on a gun charge and failing to appear at a probation violation hearing.

Hill and Pitts were removed from the back of the house during the confrontation after being shot.

A police armored vehicle sits on Mulberry Street after Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill was killed when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officersA police armored vehicle sits on Mulberry Street after Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill was killed when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers

A police armored vehicle sits on Mulberry Street after Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill was killed when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers

Police investigate the scene after Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill was killed when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officersPolice investigate the scene after Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill was killed when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers

Police investigate the scene after Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill was killed when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers

Police escort the body of Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, to a funeral home on ThursdayPolice escort the body of Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, to a funeral home on Thursday

Police escort the body of Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, to a funeral home on Thursday

Hill died at a hospital. Authorities said Pitts, a 10-year police veteran, required surgery but they did not further describe his injuries.

Hill, who is survived by a wife and two children, served with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan before being hired by the marshal service in 2006.

U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said Hill belonged to an elite special operations group within the agency and took a lead role in the massive manhunt in the Poconos for fugitive Eric Frein in 2014. Frein was subsequently convicted and sentenced to death for killing a state trooper.

'Chris is just one of those guys that rises to the top,' Pane said. 'Chris is the cream of the crop. He's one of our best and … you would probably not find a better tactical operator in the state of Pennsylvania.'

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said: 'No words can adequately express the sadness we feel at this moment as we contemplate the loss of yet another law enforcement officer in the line of duty,' Papenfuse said.

Gov. Tom Wolf ordered state flags to fly at half-staff in Hill's honor until his interment.

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Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

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Overwhelming response to SPP[hhmc]
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Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP


The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Strickland Metals Ltd (ASX:STK) shares surged 39% today ahead of its maiden drilling program at the Doolgunna Project, which will include a diamond drilling program that is likely to begin by the end of this month.

As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

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Exploration activity has recommenced on the Doolgunna Project following completion of heritage surveys to allow land access to areas where the company wishes to complete exploration drilling.

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The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Ng..

Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

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Provincial Government discussions


Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Nga Provincial Public Works and Town Planning Office.

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