Three SWAT officers are shot while serving a homicide warrant at 6 a.m. in Philadelphia: Suspect locked in barricade is shot to death
- The officers were shot in the leg, hip, and chest; all were taken to the hospital
- A suspect was shot in the head was shot in the head in response to police fire
- He later died in hospital, police confirmed.
- Two suspects were led out of the house in handcuffs.
- Police were carrying out the murder warrant at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Three SWAT officers were shot while serving a murder warrant at a home in Philadelphia.
The officers were rushed to nearby Jefferson University Hospital, along with a suspect who was shot in the head by officers when he returned fire.
That suspect was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
One of the SWAT officers was shot in the leg, one was shot in the chest, and one was shot in the hip. It is unclear what kind of condition they are in.
Two other suspects were led out of the house in handcuffs.
SWAT officers at the hospital Wednesday morning after their colleagues were shot while serving a murder warrant.
The residential street in Philadelphia on Wednesday shortly after the shooting
The scene on the residential street where the arrest warrant was carried out on Wednesday.
Philadelphia police officers are on the scene now in addition to SWAT
The Fraternal National Order of Police, the nation’s largest police union, said it was yet another example of the violence American police officers face.
‘Please pray for the 3 Philadelphia Police SWAT officers who were shot this morning while serving an arrest warrant. Reports indicate they were rushed to hospital and are in stable condition.
‘The out-of-control violence against the police MUST STOP!’ the union said in a tweet.