PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Three Philadelphia police officers were shot on Wednesday morning. The officers are members of the SWAT team.
The incident happened around 6 a.m. on North 10th Street in Philadelphia’s West Poplar neighborhood.
The officers were rushed to Jefferson University Hospital. They were all placed in stable condition.
A suspect was also shot. Police say the man engaged with officers first. He was later pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.
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Suspect killed was wanted for homicide, police say
Mayor Jim Kenney and police provided an update on Wednesday morning outside Jefferson Hospital after three Philadelphia SWAT officers were shot by a suspect while serving a warrant in West Poplar. The suspect later died at Temple University Hospital.
Police say the 19-year-old suspect was wanted for a homicide that happened in August. Police didn’t have specific details about the incident. The suspect was also wanted for multiple gunpoint robberies, according to police.
Police say while officers were serving a warrant, attempting to knock and announce, they were fired at first by the suspect.
The gunfire struck one officer in the leg, one in the hip and the other in the upper chest after the bullet ricocheted off his vest.
Police say the suspect then ran through the property attempting to escape, but he ran into officers that contained the rear of the property.
Police say SWAT officers returned fire at the suspect after he fired at them, striking the suspect.
Suspect dies after shooting in West Poplar
Philadelphia police say the suspect shot during a barricade situation in West Poplar has died. He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.
Authorities say the suspect engaged with officers first.
Police say the three SWAT officers were shot in the chest, hip and leg. They were all placed in stable condition.
At least 21 shots fired during shooting
CBS3’s Jasmine Payoute is on the scene in West Poplar where officers have started to put down crime scene markers on North 10th Street.
It appears at least 21 shots were fired during the incident.
3 men taken into custody
At least three men were taken in custody following the incident. It’s unclear how they are connected to the shooting at this time.
Two children were also pulled from the barricaded house.