Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Six Philadelphia officers shot, another trapped with gunman

Suspect in custody after 6 officers hurt in hours-long Philadelphia standoff

All of the officers who were shot had been released from the hospital by late Wednesday night. The city’s mayor said that one of those officers, who is the father of two boys, suffered a graze wound to his head and could have been killed.
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Six Philadelphia officers shot in active standoff with gunman holed up in house

NBC News
By Doha Madani and Tom Winter
Aug. 14, 2019

At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in an active standoff with a gunman holed up in a North Philly house.

A large police presence responded to a shooting incident at about 4:30 p.m. local time in a residential area of the Nicetown section of the city. One male shooter was still inside a residence in what police described as an active situation.

A police spokesperson told NBC News that the incident began when an officer attempted to serve a warrant at the address.
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