Multiple Police Officers Shot in Philadelphia, Suspect Barricaded
Philadelphia Shooting At Least 6 Cops Shot ... Suspect is Barricaded, Keeps Firing Rounds
8/15/2019 5:34 AM PT
5:32 AM PT -- 8/15 -- Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp confirmed early Thursday morning that the suspect was taken into custody.
6:09 PM PT -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says the standoff is still ongoing, with no end in sight, because the gunman continues to fire rounds out the window and refuses to speak with negotiators. He called it a “horrible” situation.
Ross says officers responding to the incident had to escape through windows and doors, and they returned fire.
He says the 6 officers who were shot did not suffer life-threatening injuries, and everyone is expected to be OK.
Pandemonium erupted Wednesday afternoon when a gunman in Philadelphia opened fire on police officers ... striking at least 6.
Damn, it’s currently intense in North #Philly, about a block or two west of Broad St-near Erie. 3700 block, N 15th St. Officer injured, looked like arm? #phillyPD #police #philadelphia #6abc #LivePD pic.twitter.com/DezMtP5bjP— Alive In Philly (@AliveInPhilly) August 14, 2019 @AliveInPhilly
The gun battle's still active in the North Philly neighborhood of Nicetown-Tioga ... where dozens of cops can be seen taking cover while surrounding a home with at least 1 barricaded suspect. The attack was reportedly triggered after cops tried serving a warrant there.
#BREAKING: At least 5 police officers reportedly shot in #Philadelphia #activeshooter situation.— News flash (@BRNewsFlash) August 14, 2019 @BRNewsFlash
Shooting seems to be gang related.
Swat team prepares to enter.
1 suspect in custody. But there is at least another 2 in the house. pic.twitter.com/INWtvvX4lA
A deputy commissioner with Philadelphia PD said the 6 cops wounded by gunfire suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The deputy commissioner also said a 7th officer was hurt in a crash while responding to the scene. According to the report ... the gunman fired repeatedly, reloaded and continued to fire.
Temple University's nearby Health Sciences Center is under lockdown and cops are asking residents to avoid the area. SWAT and ATF agents are on the scene assisting police.
The shooting comes just one day after a California Highway Patrol officer was shot dead after a routine traffic stop in Southern California ... and 10 days after the Dayton shooting.
Story developing ...
Originally Published -- 3:47 PM PT