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2 Officers Involved In West Philadelphia Shootout On New Year’s Eve

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A shootout between police and an armed suspect leaves the suspect dead and an officer counting his blessings.

Officers Adam O’Donnell and Ivan Centeno were patrolling the 18th district when police say at 7:45 p.m. Friday a green mini-van ran through a red light at 57th and Spruce.

The officers tried to pull the driver over; he refused until they got to Walnut and Frazier.

That’s where the suspect shot Officer O’Donnell as he approached his car says Commissioner Charles Ramsey:

“He struck O’Donnell in the stomach area, fortunately he was wearing his bullet proof vest and the vest caught the round. Both officers retreated, returning fire.”

The suspect is dead and the officers were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Both officers were released from the hospital after treatment.

Mayor Nutter responded to the shooting saying there is no reason for this kind of violence and it must stop.

Reported By Tim Jimenez, KYW Newsradio; Oren Liebermann, CBS 3.


One Comment

  1. TheInvestigator says:

    PPD…go get them. It ashame that both officers had to take a bullet before killing the jerk off.

  2. AG says:

    Good work, Philly cops!

  3. lenard says:

    they’re animals and they are out of control. good for the cops for blasting that fool. happy new year and lets clean up the streets of for 2011.

  4. John Reed says:

    The only way for justice in Philly let them die in the streetsa jury of Thier peers will only make the tax payers continue to suppor them fo the rest of thier live untilsome liberal board grants them early release r a pardon

  5. Creeper says:

    One shot, one kill. Thank you philly PD!!!!

  6. Olney Falcon says:

    Philadelphia… The next “Dodge City”???

  7. Nicole says:

    I agree, Kill them all and let God sort them out.

  8. Rob Low says:

    Good for the COPS!!!!!

  9. P1X says:

    Its about time that the officer walked away from this gun battle and the suspect was killed. Yay to the men and women in blue for a job well done. Keep up the good work and always stay safe and go home to your families in one piece.

  10. Big Al says:

    Who’s next with these armed savages running wild everywhere?

  11. Spartacus says:

    Kill them all

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