Three Philadelphia police officers responding to a home where people were arguing about a video game were wounded in a shootout, authorities said.
Acting Police Commissioner John Stanford told reporters the suspect was killed. The officers were taken to an area hospital, where they were in stable condition.
Stanford said officers were dispatched to the residence shortly after 7 pm on Wednesday. A 12-year-old boy said his father had shot his uncle following a dispute about a video game, FOX 29 reported.
The boy and the uncle called the police.
Stanford said when police arrived the father opened fire. The man was killed when officers returned fire, he said.
The uncle was hospitalised in critical condition.
Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson said on X that she was ”deeply saddened and very angry to learn of the shooting of three Philadelphia Police Officers in Northeast Philadelphia”.
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