2 Philly Officers Shot, 1 Dead at Airport Garage
Two police officers were shot at a Philadelphia International Airport parking garage, resulting in one officer’s death and the other being taken to hospital in stable condition. The suspects, who were witnessed breaking into a vehicle, fired at the officers and then fled the scene. A $30,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Two Philadelphia Police Officers Shot at International Airport Garage
Two Philadelphia police officers were shot late at a Philadelphia International Airport parking garage, police reported. One officer did not survive. His body was escorted early Friday morning to the city Medical Examiner’s Office. The other officer was reported stable at Jefferson University Hospital.
$30,000 Reward Available for Information Leading to Arrest
The Philadelphia FOP Lodge 5 and Delaware County FOP Lodge 27 are offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The President of Lodge 5, John McNesby, assures payment on the same day of the arrest.
Previous Shooting Incident
Just a week prior, three police officers were shot in Northeast Philadelphia during a domestic dispute. All three officers have since been discharged from the hospital.
Details about the Airport Garage Shooting
The two officers, one in full uniform and the other in partial, were beginning their shift when they spotted a group breaking into a vehicle. Upon approaching the perpetrators, the group fired at the officers. One officer was fatally shot multiple times in the torso, and the other was wounded in the arm.
Current Status of the Suspects
No arrests have been reported as of 6 a.m. Friday. Preliminary information indicates that the suspects may have fled the scene in a Dodge Durango.
Information about the Officers Involved in the Shooting
The identities of the officers have not been disclosed. The fallen officer was 50 years old, had 22 years of service with the Philadelphia Police Department, and is survived by his wife and one child. The wounded officer is 60 years old with 20 years of police experience.
Accident Involving Other Officers En Route to the Shooting
Two other Philadelphia police officers were injured in a crash while rushing to the shooting scene at the airport. The accident occurred at 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.
Reactions to the Shooting Incident
Distraught by the tragic loss, Mayor Jim Kenney, District Attorney Larry Krasner, and Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro delivered heartfelt statements addressing the shooting.
Airport Statement Regarding the Shooting
The incident temporarily closed Terminal D of Philadelphia International Airport, which has since reopened. An airport spokesperson released a statement mourning the officers and urging anyone with information to contact police.
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