Above and below: Police investigate the scene following a gun battle which left one police officer wounded and a suspect dead early Tuesday. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
A Philadelphia Police officer was hospitalized with a head wound and a suspect was dead following a gun battle early Tuesday, in the area of Torresdale and Magee Avenues in the Tacony section of the city. According to police, officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun around 12:45 a.m. when a man opened fire, striking the officer, and police returned fire.
Police have identified the wounded officer as Stephen Korpalski, a 14-year veteran assigned to the 15th District. Korpalski was listed in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center with a deep grazing head wound.
Medics rushed the wounded 29-year-old suspect to the Aria Health Torresdale Campus, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Investigators said they recovered a revolver at the scene.
Local media reports:
- CBS3: Philadelphia Police Officer Shot In Tacony
- 6ABC: Officer grazed in the head during shootout in Tacony; suspect dead
- NBC10: Philly Police Officer Grazed by Bullet, Suspect Shot Dead as Officers Return Fire
- Fox29: Police-Involved Shooting Leaves Suspect Dead, Officer Wounded
- Philadelphia Daily News: Philadelphia Police officer shot in Tacony, suspect shot dead by officers
- Philly.com: Police ID cop shot in Tacony; suspect dead
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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