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Philadelphia officer who suffered heart attack improving

December 1, 2012 4:03:32 PM PST
A Philadelphia police officer who suffered a heart attack during an arrest early Friday morning is improving.

Officer Michael Gwynn, 31, was upgraded from critical condition to fair condition on Saturday.

Gwynn was stricken during a scuffle with a burglary suspect around 12:45 a.m. in the 4800 block of North 7th Street.

Police say Gwynn put out a call for an assist and, when fellow officers arrived, they found him unconscious in the middle of the street while holding down the suspect.

Police say Gwynn's heart had stopped and fellow officers Straus and Lindzinski began to give him CPR.

He was then taken to the hospital where he was revived.

The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Havon Cooper of the 1700 block of Bristol Street. He was treated for minor injuries and is now in custody facing a number of assault charges.

Cooper has four previous convictions including two for armed robbery, one for aggravated assault and one for escape.

There was a current warrant out for him for failing to comply with parole and probation rules.

Officer Gwynn is a four year police veteran is married with two children.


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