Shooting suspect killed in confrontation with US Marshals

Kelly1Police remove the body and gather evidence after a shooting suspect was shot and killed in a confrontation with U.S. Marshals in Upper Darby, Pa., late Tuesday afternoon. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

Kelly2rAnthony Galla, 32, had allegedly broken into his former girlfriend’s house in Mount Carmel, Pa. at around 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to authorities who said he then fired at least seven shots, one of which struck his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in the foot, according to a report at delcotimes.com.

NBC10 reported that the shooting sparked a manhunt for Galla, who investigators say had a military background. Officials told the Associated Press that Galla had worked for a number of police departments in Pennsylvania.

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Upper Darby Police said that U.S. Marshals observed Galla in a hotel parking lot Tuesday, followed him to his room and engaged in a shootout at 5:43 p.m., according to delcotimes.com.

Police said they found .40-caliber Glock under Galla’s body, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, adding that a nearby bag held a bulletproof vest and ammunition. CBS3 reported that police also found an AR-15 rifle Galla was believed to possess.

Slideshow: Crime scene photos by Tom Kelly IV
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