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Philadelphia police officer shot during traffic stop, suspect in custody

Philadelphia police officer shot during traffic stop, suspect in custody

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania— A Philadelphia police officer was seriously injured after being shot in the neck during a traffic stop Saturday evening in the Kensington neighborhood. The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the 3500 block of F Street.

After the shooting, authorities launched a two-hour manhunt that ended with the suspect’s arrest around 10 p.m. near the 800 block of E. Schiller Street. The officer was quickly transported to Temple University Hospital and is currently in critical condition.

During the incident, a press helicopter allegedly hampered the operation and had to be called back by the police.

The Philadelphia Police Department had requested that a media helicopter in the area immediately leave the area of ​​800 Schiller Street to avoid interference with ongoing operations and to ensure the safety of officers.

Cpl. Jasmine Reilly of the Office of Media Relations/Public Affairs released a statement confirming the details and providing contact details for further information.

  • Philadelphia police officer shot during traffic stop, suspect in custody

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania— A Philadelphia police officer was seriously injured after being shot in the neck during a traffic stop Saturday evening in the Kensington neighborhood. The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the 3500 block of F Street.

    After the shooting, authorities launched a two-hour manhunt that ended with the suspect’s arrest around 10 p.m. near the 800 block of E. Schiller Street. The officer was quickly transported to Temple University Hospital and is currently in critical condition.

    During the incident, a press helicopter allegedly hampered the operation and had to be called back by the police.

    The Philadelphia Police Department had requested that a media helicopter in the area immediately leave the area of ​​800 Schiller Street to avoid interference with ongoing operations and to ensure the safety of officers.

    Cpl. Jasmine Reilly of the Office of Media Relations/Public Affairs released a statement confirming the details and providing contact details for further information.

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    Figueroa-Hepner faces charges of intentional murder and criminal possession of a weapon. This follows a distressing event on Friday, June 21, when police responded to a 911 call at 5:55 p.m. reporting a stabbing at the 175th Street and Fort Washington Metro station. When they arrived, the police found Johnny Medina, 40, with several stab wounds to his torso.

    Medina was transported to NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem, where he was later pronounced dead. The investigation into Medina’s death remains active and further updates are expected as authorities move forward.

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    Emergency medical services personnel pronounced Tierney deceased at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is expected to determine the cause of death as the investigation continues. The incident occurred within the jurisdiction of the 111th district.

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    On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, a Cumberland Police officer patrolling Henderson Avenue observed Lisa Marie Curtain, 52, trespassing on the CSX railroad tracks. Despite clear “no trespassing” signs, Curtain was on the property illegally.

    After admitting she was aware of the signage, Curtain received a criminal citation for trespassing on posted property. She was released pending trial in District Court.

  • Murder investigation underway in Wilkinsburg after shooting

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    Upon arrival, first responders found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives have opened their investigation into the circumstances of the shooting.

    No further details have been released at this time.

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    This week, there were reports of a black bear seen on Sunnyside Road, and possibly the same bear was spotted near Pleasant Valley Way on Cleveland Terrace. With warmer temperatures, bears are leaving their winter dens in search of food.

    Mayor McCartney reminds residents to be aware of their surroundings and follow safety guidelines issued by New Jersey Fish & Wildlife. This includes removing potential food sources from properties to reduce the likelihood of bear encounters.