Coroner IDs man killed after shooting Lancaster police officer

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – The Lancaster County coroner has released the name of a man who shot a city police officer before he was killed by another officer.

Dr. Stephen Diamantoni identified the man as 29-year-old Anthony Quinn Gomez Jr.

Diamantoni said Gomez died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. His last known address was Harrisburg.

The officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at 305 East Chestnut Street and were given permission to enter the apartment Tuesday afternoon, but police said the suspect refused to comply with their orders to surrender.

One of the officers used a stun gun and the suspect responded by firing a handgun at him. The suspect was then fatally shot by the second officer.

The injured officer was transported to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to his hand and left shoulder.

Police said he is doing well.

“He’s resting. His recovery is going well. He is doing as well as can be expected under these circumstances,” police Lt. Todd Umstead said. “He was in good spirits this morning and his family is with him. We are hoping he just continues on his road to recovery. Right now, he just needs to rest.”

Umstead said the support from the community has been overwhelming.

“The phone calls we have been receiving, the outreach of other police departments, law enforcement and just the citizens, I think it speaks a lot to this community and Lancaster County in general.”

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