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Off-Duty Cop Shoots Man Trying to Rob Him

Off-Duty Cop Shoots Man Trying to Rob Him

The Philadelphia Inquirer via YellowBrix

January 06, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA – An off-duty police officer shot and killed a man he said tried to rob him just north of Center City this morning, officials say.

The officer, not identified, also was injured from being smacked in the face with a pistol, police said.

Details are sketchy, but police said the officer was driving his black Nissan SUV about 3:30 a.m. when he stopped on Willow at N. 7th Street, outside the Electric Factory.

Officer Involved Shootings

The alleged robber somehow got into the car and hit the officer in the face, police said. The officer fired, hitting the man, who was later pronounced dead at nearby Hahnemann University Hospital.

Police found a pistol on the curb and money in the street, authorities said.

The officer remained at the scene for sometime after the shooting and TV news video showed him sitting in the back of a squad car holding a towel to his face.

Three hours later, officer’s vehicle was still on Willow Street, its headlights on. Crime scene officers placed yellow markers on the street, including one pointing to the handgun on the street.

Detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit and the Homicide Unit are investigating the shooting.

This is the second attempted robbery of an off-duty officer that ended in a fatal shooting in a week.

On Dec. 31, Officer Martin Campbell was seriously wounded and his long time friend was killed when two men tried to rob them in North Philadelphia.

A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of the assailants.

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    JIMROC

    over 1 year ago

    8500 Comments

    Why does this sound fishy?

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    24/7 baby!

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    MissJess_09

    about 4 years ago

    332 Comments

    does sound a little fishy but anyways at least another police officer wasn't injured or killed.

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    rrosaslawenforcement

    about 4 years ago

    46 Comments

    Does sound fishy?

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    perp made his last bad decision, great job!

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    delvic_25

    about 4 years ago

    372 Comments

    Even Cops can be a victim, stay safe

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Can't get much better than this!

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    dolphinblue

    about 4 years ago

    42824 Comments

    Excellent job.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Good shooting,officer.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Don't mess with the Law ....One for the Good Guys!!!!!!

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    ladynblue

    about 4 years ago

    522 Comments

    great job

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    truthdetector

    about 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    The job never ends and sometimes it comes to you instead of you going to it. Great job guys!

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    Glorybound87

    about 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    Pammy: it wasn't a case where the police officer was out of his patrol car. He was off-duty in his personal vehicle, which may or may not automatically lock when in gear (I know most Crown Victorias manufactured after 2007 had automatic locks installed that locked the front doors when in gear). The perp got into the off-duty officer's personal vehicle to rob him, pistol-whipped him, and then was shot.

    Kudos to the officer; though I wish the perp had survived the shooting, there's nothing quite like the feeling of 'you just f---ed witht he wrong bull' :D

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    Tim830

    about 4 years ago

    156 Comments

    "Lawgirl" guess you you didnt see the part where it said the SP was pronounced "DEAD"

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    One for the Officer!!!

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