(ConservativeHub.com) – On October 4, three police officers in Philadelphia were injured during a shootout in a neighborhood on the northeast side of the city. Authorities have stated that the three officers were responding to a call where there had been an argument concerning a video game.
According to authorities, all three officers were hospitalized following the incident, with one suffering from a wound in his hand and the other two from being shot in the leg.
As reported by The Associated Press, John Stanford, the Acting Police Commissioner, said that the suspect had been killed. He further noted that the officers had arrived at the scene after 7 in the evening. A young boy revealed when police arrived that following a fight about a video game, his father had shot his uncle. The police were called by the uncle and the boy.
Stanford revealed that after police were dispatched at the residence, the police opened fire, which led to the officers firing back and killing the suspect. The uncle had to be taken to the hospital in critical condition, while the child and woman in the residence were unharmed.
In a post on X, the platform previously called Twitter, Mayor Jim Kenney expressed appreciation for the officers and wished them a swift recovery.
Katherine Gilmore Richardson, a council member, expressed sadness over the incident which led to three officers being shot.
Police revealed that the suspect is believed to have suffered from mental illness.
According to the city’s police department, Philadelphia has been dealing with a surge in crime rates for some time now, with the city having had more than 500 homicides within the last two years.
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