MAYFAIR (WTXF) Philadelphia police say two men are charged in connection with a burglary of an off-duty officer's home in Mayfair.
On Tuesday, May 31st, shortly after 1 p.m., an off-duty police officer, entered his residence on the 3300 block of Wellington Street from the front door. Upon entry, he immediately noticed that his television was missing, the rear kitchen window was open, and the rear kitchen door was ajar. According to police, the officer then heard movement and voices coming from the basement. Police say as he approached the basement stairs with his weapon drawn, and announced, “Police.” An unknown male , appeared at the bottom of the steps and charged up the steps towards the officer, according to police.
The off-duty officer stated that one of the suspects charged towards him and he saw a dark metal object in his hand. Police say the off-duty officer, who is an 8-year veteran of the department assigned to the 12th District, discharged his weapon one time missing the suspect. The suspect fell down the steps crashing into the basement wall, investigators say.
According to police, two suspects fled out the rear basement door with the officer in foot pursuit; as he exited his the rear basement door the off-duty observed a green/blue van pull away from his property at a high rate of speed. Police say one of the suspects was apprehended in the 3200 block of Wellington Street. The second suspect was apprehended at Brighton and Hawthorne Streets by an off-duty Detective who observed the off-duty officer in foot pursuit as he was driving home.
Police say Ricky Mosley aka Ameen Mosley, 37, is charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Conspiracy, Flight to Avoid Prosecution, Theft and related offenses. According to police, Lynel Henry, 22, is charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Conspiracy, Flight to Avoid Prosecution, Theft and related offenses.
There were no reported injuries as a result of this off-duty police firearm discharge.
The incident is being investigated by Internal Affairs and will be reviewed by the District Attorney's Office. Police say the officer will be placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the preliminary investigation.