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Scranton Police Detective Kyle Gilmartin shot in the line of duty, one person in custody

Details regarding the condition and identity of the officer remain unknown at this time.



Update: The officer wounded by gunfire early Thursday in Scranton has been identified as Detective Kyle Gilmartin, a nine-year veteran of the force, according to Scranton Police Chief Thomas Carroll.

Detective Gilmartin, a member of the major crimes unit and the auto theft task force, remains hospitalized following the shooting on the city’s west side.

The incident occurred just before 5 a.m. on the 500 block of Hyde Park Avenue, where gunfire was exchanged.

A suspect involved in the shooting was also injured and is currently hospitalized in critical condition, as reported by the police.

According to the Lackawanna County Communications Center, there is a search for Jeremiah Cleveland, a 19-year-old Black male, standing at 5’8″ and weighing 140 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

He is wanted in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred in West Scranton earlier this morning.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, a Scranton police officer sustained gunshot wounds and was promptly transported to a hospital.

A significant police presence is evident near the intersection of North Main Avenue and Swetland Street in Scranton, with several streets in the vicinity being blocked off.

Law enforcement at the scene is particularly concentrated on the section of Swetland Street at N. Decker Court.

The incident was reported just before 5 a.m.

Details regarding the condition and identity of the officer remain unknown at this time.

Authorities have indicated that one person is in custody, though the extent of involvement from others is uncertain.

By 8:20 a.m., the 911 center issued a lookout for a 19-year-old man sought for questioning.

Additionally, there is a police presence at Geisinger Community Medical Center.

A state police helicopter was observed circling the West Scranton neighborhood earlier on Thursday morning.

Due to the situation, the Scranton School District is implementing a 2-hour delay, and classes will be conducted online.