Southeastern PA

Philadelphia police officer shot; suspect in custody

Gunfire erupted during 'violent struggle' inside corner store, police say

Philadelphia police officer shot

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A Philadelphia police officer was shot during a struggle with an armed man inside a convenience store late Tuesday morning, police said.

The 41-year-old officer, Edward Davies, was shot in the abdomen at 4th and West Annsbury streets in the city's Hunting Park section shortly before noon, said First Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., Philadelphia Police Dept.

Davies, a six-year veteran of the force, was rushed to Temple University Hospital for treatment. He was last reported to be in critical condition.

The 31-year-old suspect was apprehended, said Ross.

The circumstances that led to the shooting began at 5th and Allegheny when another officer stopped the suspect in a vehicle, Ross said.

The suspect then drove off, later ditching the car before running into the convenience store at 4th and West Annsbury, Ross said.

A handful of officers went in after the suspect and engaged in what Ross described as a "violent struggle" that lasted for a couple minutes before Davies was shot.

Mayor Michael Nutter said the shooting demonstrates the day-to-day struggles Philadelphia officers are up against when it comes to gun violence.

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