NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) - Police say an officer shot and killed a man after at least one officer was injured by a car during an attempted arrest in Northeast Philadelphia.
Capt. Sekou Kinebrew told reporters that narcotics officers were trying to stop a car on Cottage Street in Tacony around 4 p.m. Monday when the incident unfolded.
He said the driver maneuvered his car in such a way that an officer was struck and injured. Two other officers were reportedly injured, but it isn't clear how.
Kinebrew said another officer, not the officer who was struck, fired three times, and the person was pronounced dead shortly before 4:30 p.m.
Kinebrew said none of the officers' injuries were life-threatening.
Investigators say it was a 53-year-old officer who fired at least three shots into the car. He's a 10-year veteran of the force.
Police say the suspect, who has yet to be identified by police, did not fire any shots. No word on whether a weapon was found in the suspect's car.
Internal affairs and the department's shooting team will investigate, along with the district attorney's office.
"The most important thing is to make sure all the facts come out. That the investigation is exhaustive—not hasty—comprehensive and that we get to the truth of the matter," said Kinebrew.
The incident comes on the heels of another deadly police-involved shooting that took place while officers were serving a warrant in Germantown.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said he has some concerns regarding the similar incident that took place in Tacony.
“We’re looking at the whole incident. Mostly about tactics," Ross told FOX 29. "But we do have a responsibility as it relates to the sanctity of life. And we have a responsibility to look at whether or not we can do things differently.”
Ross has previously said that SWAT serves about 300 such "high-risk" warrants each year without incident. The last time SWAT members fired their weapons prior to the police-involved shooting in Germantown was in 2015, according to Ross. In each of the three previous incidents, officers were shot while making entry, he said.