Pa. cop shot, suspect killed in shootout

Officer was shot during a response to a domestic violence call in a home early Monday


By PoliceOne Staff

CHESTER, Pa. — An officer with the Chester Police Department was shot during a response to a domestic violence call in a home early Monday.

According to the Delaware County Daily Times, the officer was hit near the waist during an exchange of gunfire with a male suspect, who was fatally shot during the incident. 

Both the suspect and officer were transported to a local hospital, where the suspect died. The officer was treated and has been released. 

Officers responded to the scene when a man exited the rear of the home and brandished a firearm. The suspect was shot multiple times, according to the report.

The officer shot, who has not been identified, is believed to be a 10-year veteran of the force. Police are investigating the incident. 

 

  1. Tags
  2. Officer Safety
  3. Officer-Involved Shootings
  4. Use of Force
  5. Officer Survival
  6. Domestic Disturbance

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