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Police release sketch of man suspected of shooting at Hanover cop

Hanover Police released a sketch of a man who they fired at an officer after a failed robbery attempt on May 2. Photo courtesy of the Hanover Police Department.

Hanover Police have released a sketch of a man who they say fired at an officer after a failed robbery attempt earlier this month.

Police say the man tried to rob another man at gunpoint, and officers spotted him, prompting him to flee, about 9:20 p.m. May 2.

Officers spotted two men in the 200 block of North Franklin Street, one of whom yelled that the other had a gun, Hanover Police Chief Chad Martin wrote in a news release at the time.

That prompted the gunman to run away, with officers giving chase, Martin said.

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Hanover Police are searching for this man, who they say fired a bullet at an officer chasing after him on May 2, 2018. Police said he was being chased because he'd just tried to rob a man at gunpoint.

The fleeing man fired a shot in the direction of a pursuing officer in the 300 block of High Street, the release states. No one was hurt, and officers didn't return fire, the chief said.

The gunman was last seen running west on Pine Street, Martin said.

Hanover Police released the sketch Thursday, May 10.

The gunman is described as a thin black man in his 20s, between 5-feet-7 and 5-feet-10, who was wearing a black baseball cap, a gray T-shirt and blue jeans, police said. He also had a black sleeve — possibly a compression sleeve — on his right arm.

He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Anyone with information about the gunman's identity or whereabouts is asked to call Hanover Police at 717-637-5575, or call 911.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.