Pennsylvania man fatally shot by police at gas station during arrest attempt

Pennsylvania man fatally shot by police at gas station during arrest attempt
Pennsylvania man fatally shot by police at gas station during arrest attempt

The PA suspect had an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault; police say Police shot and killed a man at a southern Pennsylvania gas station after they say he pointed a gun at officers who were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant.

An arrest warrant had been issued for 37-year-old Richard Bolen on aggravated assault and other charges after he was accused of “brandishing a firearm at officers” as he fled from a business Wednesday, authorities said.

Richard Bolen
Richard Bolen

Hanover police officers responded when Bolen’s SUV was spotted at a Sunoco gas station on Friday, the state police said in a news release. Police said as they entered the gas station store, Bolen ran out the back and then circled around to the front of the station while drawing a handgun, it said.

As Bolen reached the front of the gas station, he encountered more officers and pointed the gun at them, and officers then fired several rounds, killing him, the agency said.

York County Gas station Shooting
York County Gas station Shooting

York County prosecutors asked state police to investigate, and the Hanover officers who fired were placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation, police said. A message was left Sunday at a phone number listed as Bolen’s.