Several Philadelphia police officers shot in active situation

Several Philadelphia police officers shot in active situation

August 26, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


>>Shepard: THERE IS BREAKING NEWS ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL. I AM SHEPARD SMITH. THE FIVE WILL RETURN IN A MOMENT. THERE IS A STANDOFF IN PHILADELPHIA RIGHT NOW ON FOX NEWS 29 IN PHILADELPHIA IS REPORTING AT LEAST THREE POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN SHOT. THIS IS AN ACTIVE SCENE THREE DETAILS COMING UP. THE AREA IS NICE TOWN TIOGA ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PHILADELPHIA. NEAR TEMPLE UNIVERSITY. POLICE SAY THE SITUATION IS STILL ACTIVE AND ONGOING, SEVERAL POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN INJURED. JASON MARTINEZ IS A REPORTER AT FOX 29 IN PHILLY REPORTS OFFICIALLY THREE OFFICERS SHOT, ONE IN BOTH ARMS, ONE IN THE HAND, AND ONE IN THE HEAD. ALL THREE OFFICERS TAKEN TO THE NEARBY HOSPITAL OF THE OFFICER WHO WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD IS SAID TO BE CONSCIOUS AND ALERT AND COMMUNICATING WITH AUTHORITIES. AND WITH HOSPITAL WORKERS. THIS BEGAN WITH WHAT’S BEEN DESCRIBED AS A WILD SHOOT-OUT. WE DON’T KNOW HOW IT BEGAN OR UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES BUT MORE THAN 100 SHOTS FIRED, ACCORDING TO WITNESSES AND REPORTERS ON SCENE. WE KNOW THAT THERE WAS A SHOOT OUT, AT LEAST AT ONE POINT, ALL OF THIS BEGAN SOMETIME AFTER 4:30 EASTERN TIME, ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. WE BELIEVE AT THIS MOMENT FROM POLICE REPORTS AND OTHERWISE THAT THERE’S A STANDOFF RIGHT NOW, THAT A SUSPECT OR MULTIPLE SUSPECTS ARE BELIEVED TO BE HOLED UP INSIDE A BUILDING, LIKELY A RESIDENCE, AND THAT POLICE ARE ATTEMPTING TO NEGOTIATE. WE KNOW THAT A NUMBER OF SUSPECTS ARE IN CUSTODY. WE HAVE REPORTS OF ANYWHERE FROM ONE TO THREE SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT BEGAN THIS SHOOT-OUT OR WHO THE OFFICERS ARE WHO WERE INJURED. THIS MOMENT, IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THE OFFICERS ABOUT WHOM I’M SPEAKING HAVE LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. NOW WE HAVE JUST CONFIRMED, FOX NEWS HAS JUST CONFIRMED THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF POLICE OFFICER SHOT IS FOUR. BUT ABSOLUTELY WILD SEEN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PHILLY, NICETOWN-TIOGA NEAR THE HEALTH CENTER FOR TEMPLE UNIVERSITY. THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER IS SAYING THAT THE FIRST SHOTS WERE FIRED AT ABOUT 4:30 AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION, 3700 BLOCK OF NORTH 15TH STREET. THE SHOOTER WAS INSIDE THE HOUSE IN THE BLOCK, STILL FIRING SHOTS SHORTLY AFTER 5:00 EASTERN TIME. 30 MINUTES AGO, ONE SHOOTER WAS INSIDE A HOUSE FIRING FROM THAT HOUSE TOWARDS OFFICERS AND OTHERS AS OFFICERS REPORTEDLY RETURN FIRE. ONE OFFICER WAS STRUCK IN THE HEAD, AS I MENTIONED VERY CONSCIOUS, ALERT, COMMUNICATING WITH AUTHORITIES. THEY HAVE A NUMBER OF NEW STATIONS WITH WHOM WE WORK, THE LOCAL CBS STATION IN PHILADELPHIA, THE NETWORK NEWS SERVICE FOR FILE. CVS 10 REPORTING “IT WAS LIKE A SCENE YOU SEE IN A WAR AT A TIME WHEN EVERYBODY WAS HAVING DINNER,” THE ONE OFFICER HIT IN THE HEAD IS CONSCIOUS AND COMMUNICATING. THAT’S ACCORDING TO POLICE, WE HAVE THAT CONFIRMED. SECOND OFFICER HIT IN BOTH ARMS, THIRD OFFICER SHOT IN THE ARM AND NOW THEY REPORT OF A FOURTH OFFICER SHOT. THAT’S BEEN CONFIRMED BY PHILLY POLICE. AT LEAST ONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY BUT THERE’S IS A MASSIVE RESPONSE IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA. FIVE PICTURES ON THE GROUND, WE ARE BEING CAREFUL NOT TO SHOW POLICE MOVEMENT. HERE’S HOW IT STARTED ACCORDING TO OUR NETWORK NEWS SERVICE AFFILIATE CVS 10. POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE FOR ARE NOT — NARCOTICS ACTIVITY. THAT’S ACCORDING TO A PHILADELPHIA POLICE CAPTAIN. FROM NBC 10 IN PHILLY, IT WAS LIKE A SCENE YOU SEE IN WAR AT A TIME WHEN EVERYBODY WAS HAVING DINNER. THIS IS DAYLIGHT. CHILDREN ARE RUNNING AROUND PLAYING. FOX 10, PHILADELPHIA 10, NBC 10 SAYING ITS FOUR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SHOT, OFFICER CALLS FOR EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT, SWAP, LONG GONE. A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL CAN BE HEARD SAYING ON AUDIO. AND “I HAVE AN OFFICER SHOT.” FOUR OFFICERS INJURED, SHOT AND INJURED, AT LEAST ONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY, MAYBE MULTIPLE. AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, GETTING INFORMATION IN A SCENE THAT’S SO CHAOTIC. IT’S BEEN DIFFICULT TO DO AND CERTAINLY UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THE AUTHORITIES ARE WORKING TO GET THE SCENE UNDER CONTROL. THE LAST CONFIRMED REPORT WAS THAT THEY ARE STILL SEEKING A SUSPECT WAS HOLED UP INSIDE A BUILDING. WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN AN UPDATE FROM POLICE AND THE LAST FEW MINUTES BUT OUR LAST REPORT, THAT WAS CONFIRMED. POLICE RESPONSE HAS BEEN EXTRA ORDINARY. WE CAN SEE ON OTHER CAMERAS THAT WERE NOT GOING TO SHOW YOU BECAUSE OF THE POLICE CONCERNS THAT THE SUSPECT MIGHT BE WATCHING TELEVISION. THERE ARE OTHER ANGLES I HAVE THAT I’M NOT GOING TO SHOW SO THAT THE SUSPECT WOULDN’T HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE IT. POLICE CARS, DOZENS AND DOZENS, AS MANY AS 100 ON SCENE AND A LARGE PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD