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Temple University Police Officer Shot In Head After Responding To Robbery


A Temple University police officer was fatally shot in the head after responding to a robbery in North Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police officer Christopher Fitzgerald was killed  Saturday night after he attempted to stop a robbery.

The suspect in the murder is 18-year-old Miles Pfeffer

Pfeffer was arrested by US Marshalls on Sunday morning.

Here are some pictures of his arrest:

The Post Millennial added these details:

A Temple University police officer has passed away after responding to a robbery in North Philadelphia and being shot in the head.

Philadelphia police say the shooting happened around 7pm. near the corner of 18th Street and Montgomery Avenue.

The officer was taken to Temple U Hospital and was pronounced dead, according to Philly police.

“Out of respect for the officer’s friends and family, we will not be releasing his identity at this time. There are simply no words that can make sense of such a tragedy. It tears at our sense of community, and wounds us to our very soul. Temple has lost an officer and hero to senseless violence. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family, friends and the entire Temple community during this tremendously difficult time,” a statement from the university said.

“[The Philadelphia Police Department] is doing everything that we can to make sure that not only is this person responsible taken into custody and brought to justice, but for every other suspect out there that is doing the same and wishing harm amongst our law enforcement community and our Philadelphia community,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.

The Philadelphia Inquirer added more details:

The 18-year-old man arrested this morning in connection with Saturday night’s fatal shooting of a Temple University police officer Christopher Fitzgerald has been identified as Miles Pfeffer, according to three law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation. Investigators believe Pfeffer to be the person who shot Fitzgerald.

Pfeffer was transported back to the Philadelphia Police Department’s Homicide Unit Sunday morning.


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