BREAKING UPDATE: Suspect in custody following shooting of Philly police officer near Trump rally, officer still in critical condition


A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head on Saturday evening as President Donald Trump was delivered remarks at Temple University. The officer was shot in Kensington at around 8 pm and is in critical condition. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male who had cornrows in his hair. Per Action News, he was last seen near G Street and Tioga.

Steve Keeley of local Fox affiliate 29 reported that the officer was taken to Temple University Hospital and that a woman who was believed to be with the suspect in the shooting was taken into custody and was transported to the homicide division. Keley said that she was taken “into custody a half mile from the shooting scene on Wishart Street.”

“Lots of @PhillyPolice & Philadelphia city officials gathering in&outside the @TempleUniv Hospital Emergency entrance where a Philadelphia Police officer was rushed by partner after officer was “shot in the head behind the ear” sources told me before 8pm on F,” Keeley reported.

He further reported that a news conference would be held by police at Temple Hospital. “Right now,” he Keeley reported, “police may have a location on shooter of the officer. ‘He is still armed, A nearby homeowner says man fitting description of police officer shooter forced his way into his home. SWAT there now.'” He later reported that the suspect was taken into custody on the 800 block of Schiller Street.


Keely reported that the officer was shot “after an initial car stop.” 

This is a developing story. 

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