Philadelphia Police this morning have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with a double shooting last night in the Frankford section that left two Philadelphia police officers wounded. The two plainclothes narcotics officers were shot as they tried to serve an arrest warrant in the 2000 block of Oxford Street at about 6:30 p.m. One officer was shot in the leg, the other was hit in the hip. They were treated at a local hospital and released. Both were recovering at home this morning, police said.
The teen, who police say lived at the house at 2013A Oxford St., will be charged with nine counts of attempted murder – one count for every narcotics officer outside the home when the teen allegedly opened fire on them. He will also will be charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possession of an instrument of crime, conspiracy and possesion of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. The officers, wearing plainclothes but with their badges visible, had begun to hit the front door of the multiple-unit dwelling with a battering ram when the shots were fired. After a three-hour siege involving SWAT teams and dozens of other officers, police escorted seven residents out of the house. [via INQUIRER]