HARRISBURG - Authorities in central Pennsylvania have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by Harrisburg police during a weekend incident.
The Dauphin County coroner's office said Monday that 43-year-old William Jackson of West Hanover Township was shot three times by Harrisburg police shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday. The coroner said one bullet struck Jackson's spine, killing him.
District Attorney Ed Marsico said three police officers were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle and ordered Jackson to step out of a red pickup truck.
Marsico said Jackson allegedly refused police orders and tried to flee, nearly striking at least one of the officers, before two officers opened fire.
Authorities are investigating the incident and will determine whether the shooting was justified.