State police investigating fatal standoff after fugitive fires at York County police officers

Jeffrey A. Johnson | By Jeffrey A. Johnson | Email the author | Follow on Twitter on November 19, 2013 at 12:41 PM Two West Manheim Township police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave as state police investigate a police-involved shooting that occurred Monday afternoon. Brian A. Costley, 53, was found dead inside a home in the 2200 block of the Baltimore Pike in West Manheim Township after opening fire on the two officers who were attempting to serve an arrest warrant. An autopsy for Costley was scheduled for Tuesday. York County District Attorney Tom Kearney requested that state police investigate his death and the use of lethal force by the two officers. Costley was wanted in Carroll County, Md., for violating pretrial services on an original charge of driving under the influence, police said. He was located Monday around 12:54 p.m. outside a residence by the officers and began walking toward a door despite the officers’ ordering him stop. When he reached the entrance, he turned and fired on the officers, police said. One of the officers returned fire as he retreated for cover, according to police. Costley then barricaded himself inside the residence and was later found dead after the York County Quick Response Team forced entry into the residence. The officers were not injured during the incident and their placement on paid administrative leave is standard procedure in police-involved shootings.