Three Philadelphia police officers were wounded in a shootout on Wednesday evening while responding to a home where individuals were arguing about a video game, according to authorities. Acting Police Commissioner John Stanford informed reporters that the suspect was killed during the incident. Two officers sustained gunshot wounds to their legs, while one was shot in the hand. All three officers are currently in stable condition after being hospitalized.
The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. when officers were dispatched to the residence. A 12-year-old boy reported that his father had shot his uncle following a dispute over a video game. The boy and the uncle subsequently called the police. Upon arrival, the father opened fire, prompting the officers to return fire, resulting in the suspect’s death. The uncle was hospitalized in critical condition. A woman and the child who were present in the house appeared to be unharmed, according to the police.
Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson expressed her sadness and anger regarding the shooting of the three Philadelphia Police Officers in Northeast Philadelphia on X, formerly known as Twitter.