Marshals kill ex-cop in Upper Darby

A former police officer from Northumberland County was killed in a shootout with U.S. Marshals in Upper Darby Tuesday night. Credit: Google Images
A former police officer from Northumberland County was killed in a shootout with U.S. Marshals in Upper Darby on Tuesday night.
Credit: Google Images

U.S. marshals shot and killed a former police officer from Northumberland County during a standoff in Upper Darby on Tuesday evening.

Anthony James Galla, 31, was wanted in connection with a shooting at his ex-girlfriend’s home overnight, the Delaware County Times reports.

The standoff occurred at Summit Inn Hotel. Marshals shot and killed Galla after he reportedly pointed a handgun at them about 5:43 p.m.

The manhunt for Galla began after he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s Mount Carmel home about 1 a.m. Tuesday and shot at her boyfriend, who was struck in the foot by a bullet as he fled.

Galla, who lived in Cleona, Lebanon County, was an officer with a number of police departments in central Pennsylvania, including Mount Carmel.



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