D.A.: U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill Killed by Friendly Fire

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HARRISBURG -- We now know more about the deadly shooting of a U.S. Marshal in Harrisburg.

Investigators found Christopher Hill was hit by friendly fire from another officer while serving a warrant in January.

Agents cuffed a woman, and then a man started shooting at them.

Police returned fire and hit and killed Sturgis.

A bullet from one of their guns passed through a wall and killed Hill.

"Sturgis caused his own death and the death of Deputy Marshal Hill, and it's his fault, he is the reason that he is dead, and he is the reason that Deputy Marshal Hill tragically lost his life," said Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo.

Christopher Hill graduated from Warrior Run and grew up in Union County.


  • Fredric Underhill

    Can we now add that Marshall Hill will NOT be available when Erick Frein asks for an appeal or retrial?

    Thank you for the update, WNEPA.

  • Rusty Knyffe

    But for the actions of Sturgis, there would have NEVER BEEN an exchange of gunfire. Sturgis is the catalyst for Hill’s untimely death, absolutely.

    “Friendly fire” doesn’t mean that Hill was targeted by his own, and this is a sad, sad commentary to accountability and responsibility. Shoot at law enforcement, and shots will be returned.

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