PD Commissioner Wonders Why Cop Shot Suspected Terrorist So Many Times

SandyMalone

The Philadelphia police commissioner questioned the actions of the hero detective during a press conference.

​Philadelphia, PA – Even as investigators search for possible terrorist links to the driver of the car that attempted to mow down pedestrians on a Philadelphia sidewalk, the city’s top cop was criticizing the heroic actions of the police detective who stopped the would-be murderer in his tracks.

FOX News reported that terrorism was being eyed as a possible motive in the vehicular attack on a pedestrian Monday morning.

Police said the incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 29, when the unnamed off-duty Philadelphia Police Department (PDP) detective from the major crimes unit witnessed a black Honda trying to kill people.

“This driver was apparently attempting to run people over,” PDP Captain Sekou Kinebrew told WCAU.

The 31-year-old motorist from Maryland slammed his car into a 40-year-old pedestrian with enough force to throw him onto the Honda’s hood and into the windshield.

A good Samaritan blocked the Honda with his truck, and got out to tell the driver of the Honda that he’d hit someone, and the suspect got out of the Honda and began to chase the good Samaritan, The Inquirer reported.

At that point, the off-duty detective got out of his own vehicle and confronted the suspect.

Witnesses said the detective identified himself and told the suspect to get on the ground, according to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross.

“[The suspect] charged the detective immediately upon the detective approaching him. There is a violent struggle that you can see where they’re spinning each other around and around,” Commissioner Ross said.

The suspect hit the detective multiple times, before the off-duty detective fatally shot him, police said.

But even after giving that description of the violent struggle, Commissioner Ross appeared to be throwing the hero of his department under the bus during a press conference on Monday.

The commissioner told the reporters gathered that he had some concerns about the shooting, according to WCAU.

"I do have some concerns about the shooting, in particular whether all the shots were necessary," Commissioner Ross said. "Right now we're canvassing the neighborhood for more video and additional witnesses."

He said the suspect “probably did attempt to, at minimum, disarm the officer, which is why I was not suggesting that there was not a need for any rounds to be fired,” The Inquirer reported.

The confrontation and shooting were captured by dashcam and numerous neighborhood surveillance videos, but the commissioner said investigators were seeking additional video and witnesses.

Police said they had no motive at this time.

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bronx163
bronx163

Cop did the right thing.
In the time we live in you have no idea whats going on and only have seconds
To decide what actions to do.
Not to mention philly cop was shot by an muslim isis supporter before. There are cells in philly who are ally with black revolution muslim fanatics.

Buzz17
Buzz17

Why is a police chief coddling a terrorist?? He needs to resign if he doubts this detective did the right thing in protecting citizens from being killed! What does this "chief" think the duties of a police officer are??? "Protect & serve". That's exactly what this detective did! Thank you, sir!

RunCop
RunCop

F you Commish! I'll bet Philly coppers really, really, respect you. We're you an affirmative action hire and promotion turd?

cayman2020
cayman2020

Was the commish ever a cop? You shoot the threat until the threat is stopped.

yankeeinsouth
yankeeinsouth

Bet the Detective was white

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Race is probably a factor. Black thug, white cop, and black police commissioner who believes that all blacks have Black Race Privilege.

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

Another dime-a-dozen administrator that doesn't give two shits about cops in the field.

Williemo522
Williemo522

I guess you think he had time to count how many rounds he fired. Not much of a cop in your day or trying to be a politician.

dfnizzi
dfnizzi

Another politician with a badge.

Big_Dawg
Big_Dawg

You hit the nail on the head with that one. I wonder how many mandatory firearms training he’s missed.

CopsKidTwo
CopsKidTwo

"I do have some concerns about the shooting, in particular whether all the shots were necessary," Commissioner Ross said. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? The guy is just trying to kill people, but heaven help ya if you shoot him before he's successful. Who's side is Ross on?

MichaelP
MichaelP

It’s a real shame when leaders won’t back their people. Philadelphia has done some things recently, like forcing shop owners to remove bulletproof glass; putting an anti-cop DA in office and apparently an anti-cop police commissioner in office. The commissioner should turn around and look at the Philadelphia police badge behind him. It says HONOR and INTEGRITY, things he lacks...he is sure doing a disservice to his officers, the department and the City of Philadelphia.

CowGurlUP
CowGurlUP

I would say he’s prob one of the most disrespected among LEOs! Bet he’d be singing a diff tune had one of his family members been in that crowd. Asshole!

ronparrish
ronparrish

I know he is wearing a uniform, but he doesn't speak like a cop..The goal is to stop the threat, no matter how many rounds it takes..Glad he doesn't represent me..

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

Some one should ask the commissioner if he has ever been in a fight for his survival.

KTA
KTA

One: I have found that the higher on the ladder a person climbs in law enforcement, the less of a law enforcement officer and more of a politician they become. They are then less qualified to make street decisions. There are exceptions.

Two: If I am threatened, I will shoot until the threat is removed. That means when the threat stops moving, including from bullet impacts.

Not a law enforcement officer.

FSchloss
FSchloss

I wonder how this clown got to be where he is. One of the rules about OIS or any other shooting is that people very rarely have a clue as to how many rounds they're fired, and those who think they know are generally wrong. Even in military situations, many infantrymen in Viet Nam loaded tracers as their last few rounds in their mags so they'd know when they were running out of ammunition. Not discussing whether this is a good idea or not, as one of the rules is that tracers work both ways, but it was done. It's also true that under high stress conditions, recoil is barely noticed, and the firearm

FSchloss
FSchloss

(fat-fingered it again) The firearm's report is only dimly heard.

BLM-NZ
BLM-NZ

Seriously this off duty policeman is a hero for saving more lives and should be backed by his superiors period. He did the right thing.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I had the pleasure of working for a really good Chief who backed his officers. I also worked for pawns of the city commission who were only concerned about their own jobs and how they were perceived by the public (blacks).

rspurgeon
rspurgeon

I would guess by his questioning this officers's response he was a politically correct appointee put in to appease the black community, who really wasn't ever a serious officer if he ever was or he would know why.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I wonder how many Philly cops are looking elsewhere for a fast move. This commissioner is either appointed and never served on the force or a total idiot. Who knows, maybe he's both

CVA61tar
CVA61tar

I hope they don't consider Seattle if they are looking for a new job. The idiots here are cuffing the police as though they are the guilty parties. Between the ultra leftist governing mentality and the tramps and dopers on the streets Seattle is rapidly becoming a tourist destination to avoid.

Marine1958
Marine1958

This man is a obstacle to every street officer. The turd always floats before it gets flushed. No Monday morning quarterbacking sir.......

jbf16falcon
jbf16falcon

I feel very sorry for anyone that works under that left alleged wing, sell you out, spineless politician, someone take that uniform and give it to a real officer! To the detective: Thank You for staying true to your badge, exhibiting courage and integrity, and for taking the necessary action to keep the public safe. To bad the Commissioner does not back you with the trust this citizen does.

EPD159
EPD159

Just another out of touch, spineless liberal minority trying to tear tpolice officers of this country. I can just imagine what kind of street officer he was, if he actually was on the street. Great job by the detective! Keep up the good work despite your idiot commissioner.

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Well, Mr. Wonderaboutitall, did your officer receive prior directives on the subject?

Doc45
Doc45

Didn't think he was worth more ammo? Besides the sonofabitch was down right?

rover77
rover77

perhaps mr Ross could show us how it's done next time...idiot

Pahrump
Pahrump

Philly is at the top of the list of cities that will become a living hell on Earth like Baltimore. This Commissioner and the DA are pro-criminal to the extreme. I'd leave Philly quickly if I lived there.


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