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'Incredible loss': Fatally shot Philly SWAT officer is mourned and praised

Cpl. James O’Connor IV was the first officer killed in the line of duty in Philadelphia in five years.

Philadelphia Police escort body of SWAT Cpl. James O’Connor

Philadelphia police highway patrol officers lead the procession after the body of SWAT Cpl. James O’Connor left Temple University Hospital by hearse.

Man charged in shooting of 4-year-old boy in Olney

Jerrod Miner, of West Oak Lane, was arrested at 10:15 p.m. Saturday evening, about two hours after the boy was shot inside a house on the 5500 block of N. 4th Street.

Cop’s fatal shooting of Doylestown man was justified, Bucks County DA says

In announcing the decision, prosecutors released 17 minutes of audio captured on body-worn cameras in which police can be heard trying to tell Thomas Edward Zeller to surrender peacefully after they responded to his townhouse for a report of a disturbance.

Accused Tioga gunman Maurice Hill held for trial on dozens of additional charges

In testimony Thursday, Philadelphia Police officers described the chaos Maurice Hill allegedly created by unloading a hail of bullets inside and outside a rowhouse where he’d camped out on the 3700 block of North 15th Street in August.

Philly man on death row 23 years for killing 4-year-old Northeast girl is ‘likely innocent,’ DA Larry Krasner says

Krasner’s office is asking a judge to vacate the conviction of Walter Ogrod, 55, and free him from prison, calling Ogrod’s case — prosecuted by Krasner’s predecessors — a “gross miscarriage of justice.”

Police identify man accused of stealing ambulance, evading cops in Northeast Philly

Mark Giwerowski, 42, of Wissinoming, was to be charged with robbery, car jacking, and a host of related counts, police said Monday.

Authorities identify man fatally shot in Manayunk ambush ‘execution’

Questions about the killing of I-Dean Fulton, 43, remained unanswered, including a potential motive and a description of possible suspects.

Two charged with killing 19-year-old woman on her steps in North Philly

Charles Davis, 25, and Joel Saint-Fort, 16, were each arraigned Friday on murder charges in the shooting death of 19-year-old Yaniyah Foster.

A 19-year-old was sitting on her steps in North Philly. Then gunfire erupted, and a bullet claimed her life.

Police have arrested two males in the shooting death of Yaniyah Foster.