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America Crime News: Police fired on the accused in Philadelphia, three policemen injured, suspect killed

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Police fired on the accused in Philadelphia

Highlights

  • Indiscriminate shooting in Philadelphia, USA
  • 3 policemen injured in attack
  • Suspect youth shot dead

America Crime News: A SWAT team that went to arrest a murder accused was fired upon in Philadelphia, US, in the early hours of Wednesday, injuring three police officers. One suspect was killed in retaliation. First Deputy Commissioner John Stanford said the shooting occurred in North Philadelphia at 6:30 a.m. when officers tried to issue a warrant. When officers tried to knock on the front door, a 19-year-old suspect opened fire at him through a window, he said. However, the administration has not given the details of the suspect. Stanford said a gunfight broke out between the officers and the suspect as they entered the home. According to him, the man tried to run away by firing at the officers, but the officers also retaliated. According to the First Deputy Commissioner, the man was wanted in a murder case in August but he did not give details of that murder.

Suspect declared dead by doctors in hospital

Stanford said the 19-year-old was taken to hospital with injuries where doctors declared him brought dead. According to him, one police officer was shot in the groin, another in the leg of another police officer and in the chest of the third police officer. According to him, all three were taken to the hospital. His condition is stated to be stable. But their names have not been disclosed and other information about them has not been shared. It was also not clear how many people were in the house at the time of the shooting. But at least one person was taken away from the scene in handcuffs. Stanford said police did not believe anyone else was involved in the shooting, but that the investigation was ongoing.

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