Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Assaulted, Gun Stolen in North Philadelphia

An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was assaulted and robbed of his personal firearm on Sunday morning in North Philadelphia. A suspect was arrested, but the officer's stolen firearm has not been recovered, and authorities are still searching for two female co-defendants.

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Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Assaulted, Gun Stolen in North Philadelphia

Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Assaulted, Gun Stolen in North Philadelphia

An off-duty Philadelphia police, searching, women, allegedly, assaulted, du officer was assaulted and robbed of his personal firearm on Sunday morning, May 12, 2024, in North Philadelphia. The incident occurred around 7:00 a.m. on the 2100 block of West Oxford Street.

Why this matters: This brazen attack on a law enforcement officer raises concerns about the safety of police officers even when they are off-duty. It also highlights the need for increased vigilance and cooperation between the and the community to combat violent crime.

According to police, the officer was initially able to disarm his attacker and fire the suspect's man, wanted, stealing, duty, officers, gun, assaul in self-defense. However, the suspect managed to escape with the officer's personal weapon, fleeing the scene in a newer model black BMW with tinted windows. The vehicle was last seen heading toward 9th and Cumberland streets.

As the suspect fled, he struck the officer with his vehicle. The officer, assigned to the 22nd District, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Authorities have not released any information about the officer's identity or current .

Later on Sunday afternoon, a suspect who may go by the nickname "Duke" was man, arrested, robbed, duty, gun, women, wanted at G and Hilton streets in connection with the assault and robbery. However, the officer's stolen firearm has not yet been recovered.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, with duty, gun, stolen, assault, police still searching for at least two female co-defendants who allegedly helped the male suspect escape after the attack. Investigators are working to locate the officer's missing weapon and have released images of several individuals they believe may be involved in the incident.

Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the individuals in the released images. Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-TIPS.

The brazen assault and robbery of an off-duty in broad daylight has left the Philadelphia law enforcement community shaken. As the search for the remaining suspects and the officer's stolen firearm continues, authorities are working tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice and ensure the safety of both officers and the public they serve.

Key Takeaways

  • Off-duty Philly police officer assaulted and robbed of gun on May 12, 2024.
  • Incident occurred at 7:00 a.m. on West Oxford Street in North Philadelphia.
  • Officer fired suspect's gun in self-defense, but suspect escaped with officer's gun.
  • Suspect, known as "Duke", arrested, but officer's gun still missing.
  • Police searching for 2 female co-defendants and urge public to provide information.