A Temple University police officer was fatally shot while responding to a crime near campus Saturday evening, officers stated.
The college’s vp of public security, Jennifer Griffin, stated this was the primary line-of-duty loss of life within the historical past of the division, in accordance to NBC Philadelphia.
The taking pictures was reported a few blocks west of the North Philadelphia campus after 7 p.m., in accordance to a Temple University assertion.
The college stated the officer was shot while attempting to apprehend a individual suspected within the theft of a comfort retailer. The taking pictures occurred a number of blocks from the shop, in accordance to the assertion.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw informed reporters the officer was shot when he tried to intervene in a carjacking.
The officer was taken to Temple University Hospital, the place he died, she stated.
The officer’s id was being withheld “out of respect for the officer’s family and friends,” Temple University President Jason Wingard stated in a statement. He stated the shooter fled the world.
“There are merely no phrases that may make sense of this tragedy,” Wingard stated. “It tears at our sense of group and security.”
Gov. Josh Shapiro tweeted that he and first girl Lori Shapiro had been “devastated” for the household of the officer who was killed while “bravely serving his group.”
“Could his reminiscence be a blessing,” Shapiro stated.
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