PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the city’s Tacony neighborhood early Tuesday morning. The officer was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in stable condition with a deep graze wound to the left side of the head.
The injured officer has been identified as 15th District Officer Stephen Korpalski, a 14 year veteran of the force.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said police responded to a report of a person with a gun shortly before 12:45 a.m. Tuesday to the 6400 block of Ditman Street. The suspect, who has been identified as 29-year-old David Ellis of Philadelphia, was spotted by officers at Magee Street and Torresdale Avenue. Police say Officer Korpalski and his partner were working in full uniform, operating a marked police wagon when they attempted to stop the suspect.