Police officers shot in Fort Worth, Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials say two police officers and four civilians have been wounded in a wild shootout that covered a number of blocks in West Philadelphia, and a suspect has been shot and killed.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says Sgt. Sylvia Young was shot up to eight times, multiple times in her protective vest, late Friday night. Officials say Ed Miller, a former member of the Philadelphia police force who is an officer with the University of Pennsylvania, was also shot. There was no immediate work on Miller’s injury. Both are in stable condition.

Ross says a suspect walked up to Young’s police vehicle and opened fire just before 11:30 p.m., hitting the 19-year veteran in the left arm. He says the suspect then fled and shot into a nearby bar, striking a security guard in the leg. He then grabbed a woman and used her as a shield before shooting her in the leg. Then, moments later, the suspect shot into a car, striking a man and a woman who police say are in critical condition.

Ross said Miller and two police officers chased the man into an alley, where he was shot and killed.

The identities of the suspect and the others who were injured were not immediately released.


2 officers shot in Texas while answering suicide call

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Police say a suspect is dead after shooting and wounding two officers who responded to a reported suicide at a Fort Worth, Texas, house.

The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday. Fort Worth police say responding officers initially found a man unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head.

The officers were later told a witness was in a backyard shed and were shot after opening the shed door. Police returned fire, a standoff ensued and police later confirmed the unidentified suspect was dead.

Police identified the injured officers as probationary officer Ray Azucena and field training officer Xavier Serrano.

Authorities say Azucena underwent surgery after being shot in the upper torso and extremities, and is expected to recover. Police say Serrano was saved from serious injury by body armor.

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