Eyewitness News has learned a Wilkes-Barre Police Officer was shot in the ankle. He's at Geisinger Wyoming Valley for treatment. Right now there is a heavy police presence at the hospital.
The officer's name has not been released. State police are taking over the investigation.
The event began unfolding just after 8 A.M.
Sources tell Eyewitness News officers were at the high rise serving a warrant for a murder suspect when the shooting happened.
The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick has learned that the man shot dead was the suspect police were looking for. The father of the suspect was also shot. He was taken to the hospital. There's no word on his condition.
People who live in the area say they are frightened by not surprised by the violence.
We will have a live report from the I-Team's Andy Mehalshick and Reporter Jeremy Deebel at Noon on Eyewitness News on WYOU.