It happened at 1500 blocks of West Somerville Avenue before 7pm.
According to Sgt. Eric Gripp with the Philadelphia Police Department, an officer was shot while approaching a car during a traffic stop. A total of five officers in full uniform were on site to assist before the gunshot sounded.
As an officer approached a four-man-occupied vehicle, Gripp said the 24-year-old inside produced the pistol that began firing.
The five officers later shot and killed the 24-year-old suspect, found armed at the scene. Still do not know how many shots the officer fired.
Gripp said officers were shot in the foot and are now hospitalized in stable conditions.
“The fact that someone shoots at a police officer is very telling, and it makes you wonder, not just what they were thinking at the time. But what are they trying to get away from? ”Commander Danielle Outlaw said during a post-production briefing.
The other three people in the car were women and two of the men were not injured. They are currently being investigated by the police.
Gripp said it was not currently known what caused the traffic to stop.
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