DOVER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Dover Township man was shot and killed by a police officer early Thursday.
State police identified the man as 21-year-old Isaiah C. Green.
Northern York County Regional police were called to Green’s home in the 3800 block of Kings Lane shortly before 2 a.m. Green was in the garage with an AR-15 rifle. He was shot when he began approaching the officer and refused orders to put the gun down, police said.
The police department was dispatched to the home for a report of an “unknown problem.”
“A female made the 911 call, and she just said that she needed police,” state police spokeswoman Tpr. Megan Frazer said.
Vicar Pal Pusztai lives across the street and says the neighborhood is normally very quiet. He says Green’s mother and sister live in the home.
“He’s a typical good-looking young man. He reminded me of my son actually because he had the same height and build,” Pusztai said. “This was a family that nobody had any problems with.”
“I couldn’t be more shocked or saddened really. I’m grateful also nobody except the perpetrator was hurt, so I’m very grateful for that,” said Larraine Greco, a neighbor.
State police and the York County district attorney’s office are investigating. The officer who fired the fatal shot has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, per the police department’s protocol.
“As a police officer, every time you go to every incident, you have to always think in the back of you mind that something can happen at any moment. The officer reacted really quickly, and luckily, no one else was injured,” Frazer said.
York County Coroner Pam Gay said an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, She said additional details regarding the cause and manner of death would be released after the autopsy.