Investigators gather at the scene after a police officer and a gun suspect were wounded by gunshots on Broad Street in North Philadelphia Tuesday night. Photographs for GunCrisis.org by Joseph Kaczmarek.
SWAT Officer Jose Roman, a 44-year-old 19-year veteran was wounded when his partner fired during a car stop, according to philly.com.
Fox29 says it started when a woman flagged down the officer, claiming a car cut her off and the driver pointed a gun at her.
When police stopped the vehicle, one of the men inside reportedly pointed a gun at the officer, according to CBS3.
NBC10 is reporting that investigators believe the bullet fired by another officer ricocheted and hit Officer Roman’s bullet proof vest in his lower back. He was reported in stable condition and is in good spirits at Hahnemann University Hospital
Two suspects were taken into custody, according to 6ABC, adding that the 21-year-old suspect who police say brandished the handgun is in extremely critical condition at Temple University Hospital.
None of the suspects fired any shots but two handguns were recovered at the scene, according to philly.com.