Saturday, September 17, 2016

War On Cops? 2 Cops Shot, Suspect And Bystander Killed In West Philly Rampage


The Philadelphia Inquirer offers a piece on the shooting of police officers and bystanders in West Philadelphia.

A gunnman first ambushed a Philadelphia police sergeant late Friday night and then went on a shooting rampage killing a young woman and wounding two law enforcement officers and three other civilians before police shot him to death. 

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross identified the gunman Saturday as 25-year-old Nicholas Glenn, of West Philadelphia. 

The shooting rampage started about 11:18 p.m. when Glenn walked up to a marked police cruiser at 52nd and Sansom Streets and just began firing, police said. 

Sgt. Sylvia Young, 46, who was sitting inside the car, was shot several times after Glenn fired off 18 shots, Ross said at a Saturday afternoon news conference. Her gun was hit as well. A 19-year veteran assigned to North Philadelphia's 22d Police District, Young on Friday was working with a task force in West Philadelphia. 

She and another officer, who was later shot - University of Pennsylvania officer Eddie Miller, 56, a former Philadelphia police sergeant who joined Penn's force two years ago - were both in stable condition Saturday at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 

One of the four civilians who was shot, Sara Salih, 25, who was sitting in a car at 49th and Sansom Streets, near where she lived, died. She was shot seven times in her torso and was pronounced dead at Penn Presbyterian at 1:56 a.m. Saturday.

The three other civilians who were shot - a 36-year-old man shot twice in his left arm and once in his right arm; a 42-year-old man shot twice in his left leg; and a 41-year-old woman shot once in her right ankle - were all in stable condition at Penn Presbyterian Saturday afternoon, police said.

"A horrific night," Ross said.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160917_Police_sergeant_and_a_second_officer_shot__wounded_in_West_Philadelphia.html

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