Police officer killed near Philadelphia univ. campus

Police officer killed near Philadelphia univ. campus
# 19 February 2023 07:46 (UTC +04:00)

Temple University in Philadelphia announced a police officer died on duty near its campus after being shot while trying to prevent a robbery, APA reports citing Teletrader.

"Temple University is heartbroken to confirm that a Temple University police officer was shot at 1700 W. Montgomery Avenue while trying to apprehend the suspect in a robbery of a convenience store ... Both the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) and the Temple University Police Department are still gathering information regarding the incident," the institution's statement read.

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro expressed his sadness over the event, saying that the policeman in question died "bravely serving his community."

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