Man shot by State Police serving warrants in Hanover

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A York man is in stable condition after being shot by a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper serving warrants. It happened around 6:30pm Monday. Troopers and members of the Drug Task Force were serving warrants for a man and woman who live in an apartment at 312 East Middle Street. Joshua Harding, 30, of York was in the apartment when officers arrived. Police say Harding became combative with a trooper. Hardng hit the Trooper in the head and body several times and overpowered the Trooper and took him to the ground several times.

The Trooper shot Harding in the chest. Officers on the scene rendered first aid and Harding was airlifted York Hospital.

The Trooper received 3 staples to his head and also suffered injuries to his face and hand.  The Trooper was treated and released from the hospital and is currently on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

The warrants were actually served on the man and woman who live in the apartment. They were taken into custody and housed at York County Prison.

Police have since discovered that Harding has a parole violation warrant out for his arrest with an underlying offense of person not to possess firearms. The warrant for Harding advises that Harding has violent tendencies, is known to abuse drugs, and is an escape risk.

The York county DA and PA State Police are currently investigating.

No further details will be released pending the ongoing investigation.

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