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JUNE 18, 2024

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia police officer shot a 31-year-old Hispanic male Saturday afternoon after the suspect produced a gun during a traffic stop. The incident occurred around 3:20 pm on Saturday, June 15th, on the 2700 block of North 6th Street near West Somerset Street. Officers were following up on a tip from a police helicopter unit regarding a dirt bike recklessly weaving through traffic.
A uniformed officer in a marked patrol car arrived at the location, where they found the suspect alongside the dirt bike. As the uniformed officer explained the vehicle would be confiscated due to its illegal operation, the suspect became agitated and reached for a concealed weapon. Officer Paul Moore, who was positioned behind the suspect, observed the movement and saw the suspect drawing a firearm. Moore attempted to disarm the suspect but was unsuccessful. It was at that point that Officer Moore discharged his weapon multiple times, striking the suspect. Officers placed the suspect into custody and transported him to Temple University Hospital, where he is currently listed in stable condition. Police recovered the suspect's weapon at the scene. The investigation is ongoing. 
Officer Paul Moore is 32 years old, a 6-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, and is assigned to the 22nd District. Moore has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigations conducted by Internal Affairs and the Officer-involved Shooting Unit.



In the 9th District at 24xx Walnut St, a 30-year-old Black male, currently referred to as "John Doe," was found in the Schuylkill River at approximately 6:16 PM. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic 35 at 6:50 PM. The Marine Unit is on location, and the scene is currently being held. The investigation will be led by CDD.



Officers from the 8th District responded to an auto crash at approximately 4:13 PM at 15001 E Roosevelt Blvd. Upon their arrival, they found a gold Toyota Camry that had been traveling southbound on Roosevelt Blvd. had struck a tree in the median. The 26-year-old female driver was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic 20 at 4:20 PM. The scene has been secured, and the investigation is currently being led by the Crash Investigation Division.