September 17, 2016 2:12 pm -

Cops were shot overnight in both Philadelphia and Fort Worth.

Two officers were injured — one critically — and the suspect was killed in Fort Worth, while two officers and four civilians were hit in Philadelphia before the suspect was killed.


The Philadelphia incident began when a man walked up to an officer on the street and opened fire, according to NBC Philadelphia. The suspect then shot four civilian passers-by as he was chased through the streets.

A second officer was then shot when the suspect was chased into an alley, at which point the suspect was shot…

In Fort Worth, the two officers were responding to a suicide call at a house, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

They arrived to find a person unresponsive with a gunshot wound, and were told that a witness was in a backyard shed, so they tried to make contact with that person.

A suspect inside the shed began shooting when they arrived. One officer was in critical condition after being shot several times, while the other had only minor injuries.

SWAT officers surrounded the shed, firing tear gas. They eventually confirmed the suspect inside was dead.




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