PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Officials have identified one of the two suspects Philadelphia police say opened fire on three plainclothes officers in the city’s Cedarbrook neighborhood on Friday night. Police say Jeffione Thomas is wanted for the attempted murder of Philadelphia police officers.
Police say the last known address for Thomas was in the 7800 block of Fayette Street. There is an active warrant out for Thomas’ arrest.
The officers were on a plainclothes assignment in Cedarbrook when a man, police believe to be Thomas, was riding a bicycle and fired a gun at their SUV.
As police exchanged fire with him, another man down the street started firing at the officers.
Two of the officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A third officer was not hurt.
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in this incident.
“It’s outrageous and disgusting when two thugs think it’s OK to open fire on three undercover narcotics officers,” said FOP Lodge #5 President, John McNesby. “Our officers were ambushed for simply doing their jobs, working to get drugs and guns off our streets.” “This brazen disrespect of law enforcement is unacceptable.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 215-686-8477.