Officer hurt in police-involved shooting in North Philadelphia; one man killed
Tuesday is anticipated to bring more details about the tragic events that took place in North Philadelphia on Friday and resulted in a fatal shooting involving police.
At 11 a.m., authorities will hold a press conference to discuss the incident, which resulted in injuries to a police officer and the death of one man.
Although the injured officer was released from Temple University Hospital on Monday, the department has not disclosed his identity.
On January 26, gunfire broke out inside Jennifer Tavern, which is located at the intersection of W. Cambria and N. Mascher streets.
As per the police report, the altercation started when Alexander Spencer, who is now deceased, was involved in a physical altercation with the officers and shot one of them in the leg.
A video circulating on social media has been included as evidence in the ongoing investigation. However, it remains unclear who fired the first shot from the footage.
The Search for Suspect
In addition to the aftermath of the shooting, the authorities are actively searching for 42-year-old Jose Quinones-Mendez, who is believed to have stolen Spencer’s firearm after the incident. Quinones-Mendez is considered to be armed and dangerous.
The Philadelphia FOP Lodge #5 has announced a $ 10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Quinones-Mendez.
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