A suspect surrendered more than seven hours after police tried to serve a narcotics warrant at a home.
The officers were taken to area hospitals, where they were treated and later released, the police said. The gunman was taken into custody around midnight, his hands raised as he emerged from a house north of Center City.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Sgt. Eric Gripp of the Philadelphia Police Department said on Twitter that two officers who had been inside the house had been safely evacuated, but that the gunman remained holed up. Officers had been trying to communicate with him by phone and by a bullhorn, but he was not responding, the authorities said.
The city’s mayor, Jim Kenney, said that he had spoken with all six officers at the hospitals and that they were in good spirits. He said that seeing the young sons of the officer who was grazed by a bullet made him realize how their lives could have changed drastically had things gone a little differently.
“Our officers need help, they need help with gun control,” Mr. Kenney said. “They don’t deserve to be shot at with an unlimited supply of weapons and unlimited supply of bullets.’’
want to do anything about getting these guns off the streets and getting them out of the hands of criminals.”
Heather Logan, 47, who lives on North 15th Street, about a block from the shooting, said she dived for safety when the shots started.
“We smelled the gunfire,” he said. “We saw people running down the street — police officers ducking and getting their weapons out.”
“The president has been briefed on the shooting in Philadelphia and continues to monitor the situation,” Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, said in a statement.
Aerial camera footage showed a large police presence at the scene. But the police urged media helicopters to pull back from the area, saying that they were hindering operations.
. “Seek shelter. Secure doors. Be silent. Be still. Police are responding.”
But Dr. Titus said there’s an increasing perception among police officers that people are emboldened to “not give themselves up” and possibly turn routine interactions with the police into violence.
The crime rate in the city decreased 3 percent from 2016 to 2017, and the violent crime rate decreased 6.2 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to an analysis by the
Jon Hurdle reported from Philadelphia, and Neil Vigdor and Mihir Zaveri from New York. Heather Murphy and Elisha Brown contributed reporting from New York.Read more: The New York Times
So what's needed is 50 good guys with guns for every armed lunatic out there... all’s well that ends well but can we talk about an all out ban of these weapons. all our law enforcement agencies are being out gunned. We need to do a buy back component. Walmart needs to lead the way to show the kind of good faith that’s been lacking with them!
The US government is using police to violently suppress the people. It's a good example for American people to arm themselves up, which is the only way to make their opinion heard. Wow, it’s almost every month now. 是什么逼得费城人们拿起了武器，是对自由的向往。这是一道靓丽的风景线。 Fry this criminal like bacon. Make it hurt. BAD. No line good guy with a gun to stop this? Bad logic NRA GOP
Maybe, Philly cops, you prepare yourself for some action when confronting a drug dealer with a criminal background involving guns? Hope y'all good tho. freedom USA, shooting everyday.靓丽的风景线 That dude will only certainly get the Epstein treatment....o/u (-150) set at two weeks Not a good look for cops if alleged shooter was high on narcotics..Keep head protected at Temple U - Suspect in Philadelphia cop shootings gave up aft 7-hrs, over a narcotics warrant. 6 wounded cops have been treated/released 1 officer grazed in the head
Police in active standoff with shooter who has wounded six Philadelphia officers'Two officers are actually inside... We are still waiting to hear about their condition.' CNN's Jason Carroll reports from Philadelphia , where police are in an 'active and ongoing' standoff. Get him to treatment and help him ween off the drugs he’s on - Cooper + CNN = vomit Was Cuomo on Einstein's sex plane? Is Lemon being sued for a perversion attack in a bar? Was Ryan lying? Cuomo has a liberal supremacists meltdown over fredo remark. He is better than the average American? Fake news please get them out safely no more violence.
August - Thoughts and prayers September - Thoughts and prayers October - Thoughts and prayers November - Thoughts and prayers December - Thoughts and prayers GUN CONTROL NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congress Philadelphia Phillyshooting PhiladelphiaPolice Great work by law enforcement, but yet again they are confronted with military level fire power. When will the GOP stop obstructing action on gun control so the carnage can be reduced or stopped.
6, 7 or 6 and 2? I'm confused. Anyway. The 80 Babies, what happened to them? where the gunman is? i wanna shake with you and good for you . god bless you I’m impressed they aprehended him alive. May this 'solidarity' happens on the streets of the USA every day. And every sound of gun will be the celebration to the way you chas'your freedom and your democracy'. I can't wait to see the USA's new world.
Congrats to the police and now lets sit back and watch Trump make another mess at a Rally where he'll praise those that did the mass shootings and not the police If he was black they would have shot...... oh. Like most gun crime in America. Brought to you by the Democrat's illegal drug trade. Who wants to bet his guns were stolen. But hey, let's blame Trump and the NRA. We can punish law abiding gun owners for it.
Great news for that community.
Six Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in a Standoff Near Temple University6 Philadelphia police officers have been wounded in a standoff near Temple University , the authorities said WHERE IS OUR CONGRESS? I MEAN SENATORS AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES...ON VACATION. FIRE THEM ALL!!!!! A SHOOTING AND THEY SWIM IN SUN! UGH! ANGRY mr_jettlife KingLeoThaGreat Trump send his thoughts and prayers and thumbs up to the NRA.
Kudos to police.. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
Six Philadelphia police officers shot, gunman still activeOfficers are urging a gunman inside a Philadelphia house to surrender, after 6 police officers were shot in an apparent gun battle. Wtf? Level the f’ing house with him in it. Death and gore The drug problem in this country is due to an extremely liberal immigration system. Where do you think all the drugs are coming from.
Six Philadelphia cops shot in standoff, two officers freed from house with gunman Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that officers were already inside and in the rear of the building when the gunman opened fire, forcing them to escape a barrage of bullets through windows and doors. Looking forward to hear how the left spin this incident and blame President Trump. bUt gUN cOntRoL iS a BaD iDEa. Will they be talking about Gun Control with this story.
Indian court acquits six of killing Muslim dairy farmer in cow vigilante caseAn Indian court on Wednesday acquitted six men of the killing of a 55-year-old M... Killing is not the same as murder must have had some evidence that let them off the hook. Dear Reuters. Of all the misleading headlines!! Pehlu Khan was borderline between a cattle thief and a trader. Get your facts right!! These six will be future ministers
Lauren Daigle Leads 2019 Dove Awards With Six Nominations: Full ListThe Gospel Music Association has announced the nominees for the upcoming 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards today (Aug. 14). See the full list here.