– Joseph Via III : “WGAL Top Stories: Officers Shoot at Armed Man, Deadly Accident, Hidden Camera”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : WGAL top stories of the week: Officers shoot at armed man, deadly workplace accident, hidden camera in dorm bathroom

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Updated: 12:09 PM EST Dec 2, 2023

In a shocking incident early this morning, police officers encountered a man with a semi-automatic rifle outside a brick apartment house at the corner of Hershey and Saint Joseph’s in Lancaster County. The incident occurred approximately 12 hours ago at 4:45 a.m., when neighbors woke up to the sounds of gunfire. Police responded to an apparent domestic dispute, and the man fired the rifle at the officers. Despite multiple commands to drop the weapon, the man refused to comply and pointed the rifle at the officers. He then walked to the front yard of the residence, raised the weapon into a shooting position, and raised it one more time after more commands to drop it. In response, three officers shot him, and he fell to the ground on the corner.

The intersection was closed for most of the day, but it has now been reopened after the investigation was handed over to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office due to it being an officer-involved shooting. The DA’s office has confirmed that there is police body camera footage of the incident, which will be made available once a determination on the officer’s involvement has been made.

In other news, this week has seen a number of significant events. A man has been charged with first-degree murder after a shooting in Lancaster County, leaving residents shocked in an otherwise quiet neighborhood. Additionally, a deadly workplace accident occurred in York County, where an employee died after an incident involving a forklift and a parked tractor-trailer. The victim has been identified as Joseph Via III, aged 30.

Furthermore, an unsettling incident took place at F&M College in Lancaster, with a man being accused of filming women without their consent in a dormitory bathroom. This invasion of privacy has sparked concern among students and faculty.

Lastly, a woman has been charged with arson and other offenses in an apartment fire in Lancaster County that displaced 20 residents over the summer. The criminal act of arson has caused significant disruption and hardship for those affected.

As the week comes to a close, these stories serve as a reminder of the importance of community safety and the need for justice in our society. It is crucial to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities to ensure the well-being of our neighborhoods.

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