Clifton Thomson Killed by Northern York County Regional Police

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
400 Hykes Mill Road
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Cpls. John Hartley, and Officers Cody Becker, Noah Pottierger and Stephen McClure of the Northern York County Regional Police responded to a call from a WellSpan crisis counselor--who had been on the phone with Thomson--stating that he was suicidal. On arriving, the officers found the suspect in him kitchen, armed with a Marlin 30-30 caliber rifle. After refusing several orders to drop his weapon, Thomson was shot and killed by Officer Cody Becker. York County District Attorney Tom Kearney believed Thomson's goal was to commit "suicide by cop," and the shooting was ruled justified.

Victim's Name: Clifton Thomson

Agency Responsible: Northern York County Regional Police

Gender: Male

Age: 72

Race: White

Date of Death: February 21, 2013

County: York

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Geography: Suburban

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