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Man dies after exchanging gunfire with state troopers in Dauphin County; investigation underway

Police say Mitchell Shuller, 34, was shot and killed after failing to comply with police commands, and firing shots in the direction of officers.

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — A Harrisburg man is dead after being shot by police during an incident outside his home on Tuesday.

On July 20 around 5:00 a.m., police responded to the 7000 block of Fishing Creek Valley Road in West Hanover Township for a report of a man firing a gun towards neighboring homes.

Upon arrival, police identified Mitchell Shuller, 34, outside his residence.

Police say that when they engaged Shuller, he refused to comply with commands to drop the a rifle, and continued to fire the gun.

Authorities say that Shuller then began firing in the direction of police on scene, prompting officers to fire back and strike Shuller.

He was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical services.

The shooting is under investigation by State Police, and the Dauphin County Coroner's Office is assisting in the investigation.

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