3 Philadelphia officers shot serving search warrant


(NewsNation) — At least three officers were shot and a suspect was killed Wednesday morning when a SWAT team attempted to serve a homicide search warrant in Philadelphia, police said.

NewsNation affiliate WPHL reported the shooting happened around 6 a.m. local time in North Philadelphia near a housing complex. Police said the 19-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, fired at officers through a window before trying to exit the back of the house.

As the man exited, he fired multiple shots at officers who returned fire, police said. Police confirmed the man was wanted for a homicide that occurred in August, but did not release details of that killing.

The suspect was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. It was unclear how many times he was shot or what his injuries were.

One officer was shot in the hip, while another had a leg wound and the third was hit in the chest. All three were taken to a hospital and were listed as stable, but their names and further information about them was not disclosed.

A civilian was also injured in the incident. The person’s condition has not been released and it wasn’t immediately clear whether they were involved in the shooting.

It was unclear how many people were in the home at the time or how many shooters were involved.  WPHL reported that officers were walking in and out of a housing complex after the shooting. At least one person was taken from the scene in handcuffs, while two children were safely removed from the home by officers.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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