Suspect arrested after gunfire exchanged with New Castle Police
New Castle Police have arrested a suspect in a neighborhood where shots were exchanged between an officer and a suspect.
That suspect was later identified as Dana Wiley who had an outstanding warrant and was wanted for questioning in reference to threats made against local and state law enforcement along with secret service protectees.
The standoff began around 9:10 a.m. at the Harbor Heights housing projects after an officer saw Wiley outside of an apartment.
Police say Wiley began to run while officers chased behind on foot. He then pulled out a gun and fired at officers, causing one to return fire as Wiley ran into the apartment and barricaded himself inside.
The Lawrence County Critical Incident Response Team was activated and multiple agencies were called in to assist.
Officers made numerous attempts to speak with Wiley and chemical gas was used to try and get him to exit the building. After a few hours, Wiley threw a loaded handgun out of the window and was taken into custody.
The investigation into the incident is being turned over to Pennsylvania State Police due to the officer-involved shooting.