Police said just before 10 a.m. officers noticed a man matching the description of someone who had reportedly fired a gun in the area boarding a SEPTA bus near the intersection of Torresdale Avenue and Howell Street.
Officers pulled their car in front of the bus and boarded the bus. Police said that is when the officers confronted the man and the man pointed his gun at them.
VIDEO: @6abc obtaining surveillance video capturing some of this AM’s police involved shooting.— George Solis (@GeorgeSolis) November 21, 2019
In the clip, the store owner is seen closing the door as he hears gunshots, followed by what appears to be an officer in pursuit of the suspect. pic.twitter.com/JzPc4y757s
Once outside of the bus, the suspect began firing on officers and the two officers returned fire, police said.
"The officers tactically retreated and the man followed them. An exchange of gunfire ensued," said Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew. "We believe each officer fired three times."
NEW: @PhillyPolice releasing photo of Ofc. Donald Revill who sustained a gunshot wound to the right forearm while assisting his fellow officers during a shooting this AM in the Wissinoming section of the city.— George Solis (@GeorgeSolis) November 21, 2019
Police say he did not discharge his firearm and is now home.@6abc pic.twitter.com/4GRCH0mj3k
A third officer, 37-year-old Donald Revill, arrived to help and gets into a struggle with the suspect and was at some point shot in the arm, Kinebrew said.
Revill was taken to Jefferson University Hospital where he is "lucid, talking and sitting upright," according to officials. He has since been released.
Daniel Gallagher's garage door was scarred by a bullet. One of his employees also witnesses to the chaos
"Very startled, yeah the other girls here, my sister was here, they tried to calm her down," the witness said.
The suspect was shot multiple times about his body, according to police. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.
At least 15 passengers were on the bus at the time. They were not injured, according to police.
They were unloaded from the bus and directed to a police shuttle. They will be transferred and interviewed as witnesses.