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Police: Fugitive Former Cop Dies In Shootout With US Marshals

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Authorities confirmed late Tuesday night that the man who died was Anthony Galla, who was wanted in connection with an early-morning shooting in Mount Carmel, Pa. (Courtesy: Mount Carmel Police Dept.'s Facebook page) Authorities confirmed late Tuesday night that the man who died was Anthony Galla, who was wanted in connection with an early-morning shooting in Mount Carmel, Pa. (Courtesy: Mount Carmel Police Dept.'s Facebook page)
UPPER DARBY, Pa. -

A former cop on the wrong side of the law was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in Delaware County.

Anthony Galla, 31, a former Mount Carmel police officer, was wanted in connection with a recent shooting in Northumberland County.

That shooting sparked a massive manhunt for Galla.

U.S. marshals tracked him down to the Summit Inn Hotel in Upper Darby. They followed him inside to his hotel room, where they engaged in a shootout.

Galla was killed in the exchange, but no law enforcement officers were hurt, police said.

"He has military experience -- law enforcement background experience," Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said at the scene, before Galla was being publicly identified.

Police said they found a Glock and a bag loaded with ammo in his hotel room along with a bulletproof vest. Investigators believe he was ready for anything.

According to the Mount Carmel Borough Police Dept.'s Facebook page, Galla was wanted in connection with a shooting in the early morning hours. He was believed to be operating a silver 2003 Honda CRV silver in color, and police said he was considered to be armed and extremely dangerous.

Police also say Galla's brother and another woman were taken in for questioning. One of them allegedly tipped-off the suspect about the raid.

Stay with FOX 29 News and MyFOXPhilly.com for more on this developing story.

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