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One officer dead, two others injured in shooting exchange in Lebanon

The Lebanon County District Attorney's Office confirmed during a press conference that the officer who died in Thursday's shooting was Lieutenant William Lebo.

LEBANON, Pa. — An officer is dead and two others were injured after a man opened fire when police responded to a domestic incident on Thursday afternoon. 

The Lebanon County District Attorney's Office confirmed during a press conference on April 1 that the officer who died in the shooting was Lieutenant William Lebo, 63. Lebo had served the department for 40 years and was exactly one month shy of his retirement.

The two other officers involved were Ryan Adams, 32, and Derek Underkoffler, 32. They were both in the hospital on Friday, with Adams in stable condition and Underkoffler in critical but stable condition, according to the DA's office.

The DA's office also confirmed that Travis Shaud, 34, the subject of the domestic call, died in the shooting.

Shaud had apparently suffered from years-long mental health issues before March 31, when police were called to a family member's home that Shaud had broken into. 

When police responded to the home in the 1100 block of Forest Street just after 3:30 p.m. on March 31, Shaud "immediately" opened fire, according to police, resulting in Lieutenant Lebo's death. 

When officers returned fire, Shaud was killed.

"Every time an officer responds to a call, he risks his life," District Attorney Pier Hass Graf said. "He responds knowing he may give the ultimate sacrifice for his community." 

Chief Todd Breiner of the Lebanon City Police Department also spoke at another press briefing on Thursday, expressing his gratitude for the other police departments and officers who came to assist during the incident. 

"Our guys are strong, but they're human...we're all affected by this," Breiner said. 

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro also tweeted about the incident, writing his "thoughts are with the officers and their families."

The Lebanon City Fire Department also installed a blue light outside their firehouse in honor of the Lebanon City police officers killed and injured in Thursday’s incident. It can be seen below:

Anyone with any additional information on Thursday's incident is encouraged to contact the Detective Bureau at 717-228-4403 or Lebanon County Crimestoppers at 717-270-9800. Electronic tips may also be submitted via email to lebanonda.org. 

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