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Posted on: January 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Investigation Ongoing into Police-Involved Shooting in Lancaster City; 1 Man Deceased

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There was a shooting incident early Tuesday morning in southeast Lancaster city that involved city police and a male suspect.

The male suspect, 18-year-old Jose Efrain Rodriguez, is deceased.

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman, and Chief County Detective Kent Switzer, are coordinating the investigation and will make a determination on the police action at a later time.

The incident began Tuesday at approximately 12:30 am.

Two city police officers were on South Duke and North streets when they initially observed Mr. Rodriguez, who walked up to their vehicle.

Although not initially visible to the officers, Mr. Rodriguez was armed with a handgun.

At this point in time, the investigation shows Mr. Rodriguez fired at police and, in turn, was shot by police.

The investigation also revealed the police deployed their Tasers.

Rodriguez was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

No police officers were struck by gunfire or injured.

Rodriguez is originally from New York and was recently staying on South Queen Street.

The district attorney will review all reports and evidence, including any available surveillance footage of the incident. At that point, the district attorney will make a determination and the information will be promptly released to the public.

No additional information is being released at this time, including specifics about the officers involved.

Also, the district attorney’s office and police will not be doing on-camera interviews Tuesday.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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