Police shoot, kill suspect while serving warrant in Tacony; 3 officers injured in incident

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Police shoot, kill suspect while serving warrant in Tacony as reported by Dann Cuellar during Action News at 10 on August 20, 2018.

Philadelphia police report that officers shot and killed a suspect while attempting to serve a warrant in Tacony Monday afternoon.

It happened around 4 p.m. near the intersection of Princeton Avenue and Hegerman Street.

"We were just sitting on the porch minding our own business, couple cars came down, I heard a cop say get out," said Geri Dixon. "I heard a shotgun and we just hid behind the walls and that was it."

A police spokesperson said undercover officers from the Northeast Narcotics Field Unit were attempting to serve a search warrant to a home on the 7100 block of Cottage Street when they spotted the suspect driving a black Toyota Camry on Hegerman Street.

The plainclothes officers attempted to approach the car.

"At that time, the male operator of the vehicle maneuvered the vehicle in such a way that he struck at least one of the police officers to his left, I believe his right knee," said Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew. "During the course of these events, another officer, not the officer I described that was struck by the vehicle, did discharge his firearm three times, striking the suspect."

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other officers were also injured.

Chopper 6 was overhead as the officers were placed on stretchers to be transported to the hospital.
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Police officer injured in Tacony, as seen on Action News at 4 p.m., August 20, 2018



Officials said following the incident three officers were taken to the hospital, all with non-life-threatening injuries. All were treated and released.

Neighbors who were unaware of exactly what was happening said they had to scurry for cover.

"Thank God some of the neighbors were already out on the porch and they told the elderly lady to get in you know, 'Get in the house real quick!'" said Kathleen Kane.

The suspect's name has not been released.

The names of the officers involved in the incident have not been released.

Officials said following the incident three officers were taken to the hospital, all with non-life-threatening injuries. All were treated and released.

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Police shoot, kill suspect while serving warrant in Tacony. Dann Cuellar reports during Action News at 6pm on August 20, 2018.



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