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Two more Philly officers shot — total now 6 officers shot in two months
Police take a man into custody in Philadelphia after two undercover narcotics officers were shot Tues. evening while trying to serve a warrant. (AP Photo)
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Philadelphia Police this morning have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with a double shooting Tuesday night that left two Philadelphia police officers wounded.
The two plainclothes narcotics officers were shot as they tried to serve an arrest warrant.
The wounded investigators were the fifth and sixth police officers shot in the last two months in a city where gun violence and drug dealing have escalated the homicide rate and appear to have turned badges into targets ...Full Story
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