Three Police Officers Shot Serving Arrest Warrant

SWAT Officers

Earlier Wednesday, three SWAT officers were wounded in a shooting in Philadelphia after officers served a homicide arrest warrant to a suspect who barricaded himself inside a home.

FOX29 Philadelphia reported that the shooting occurred around 6 a.m. on 10th Street in North Philadelphia’s Poplar neighborhood.

According to the station, two of the officers were shot in the leg and one in the chest.

It was reported that the officers were in stable condition at a hospital after they were rushed there. It was expected that two of the officers would be released from the hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the station, three individuals were handcuffed and led away from the scene.

Officers returned fire on the suspect inside the home, according to Philadelphia Police Captain John Walker. The shootout resulted in the death of the suspect.

In a written statement, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the department was “tired” of sending officers into harm’s way “to serve warrants on suspects who should never be on the street in the first place.”

“It’s tiring to arrest the same suspects over and over again, only for them to continue and sometimes escalate their criminal activities,” said Outlaw.

The District Attorney for Philadelphia, Larry Krasner, also issued a statement following the shooting.

“It’s a relief and a source of gratitude that all three officers seriously wounded this morning in the line of duty are expected to survive,” Krasner said. “We hope that their recovery will be quick and complete.”

So far, there have been at least 424 homicides in Philadelphia in 2022.

There were no further details available from the police about the shooting.

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