Police ID patient fatally shot by police at Chambersburg Hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police have identified a patient who was fatally shot at Chambersburg Hospital last week after threatening an employee and officers with a knife.

Dennis Kirk, 64, of Chambersburg, was shot Thursday morning after the officers made several attempts to subdue him, state police said.

No other patients, visitors or staff members were injured.

The Franklin County district attorney’s office is involved in the investigation and will determine whether the use of deadly force was justified.

The hospital has been operating as normal.

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