Officer reported dead after shooting in North Philly

Officer reported dead after shooting in North Philly
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A Philadelphia police officer was shot and killed Thursday while responding to a robbery in a Gamestop store.

The officer has been identified by the Inquirer as Robert Wilson, a 15-year veteran of the 22nd District.

The shooting occurred around 4:45 p.m. in North Philadelphia inside a Gamestop at 22nd Street and Lehigh Avenue.

The officer was transported to Temple University Hospital in “extremely critical condition” with a gunshot wound to the head, and passed away, NBC reported.

The officer, from the 22nd District, is believed to have been responding to a call for a burglary when the shots were fired.

One suspect was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center for medical treatment for a gunshot to the leg.

Check back for more as this story develops.

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