Wynnefield, Philadelphia, PA — a Federal Corrections Officer is in the custody of the Philadelphia Police Department after shots were fired outside the Sunoco gas station on the corner of City Avenue and Conshohocken State Road in Wynnefield around 3 AM Monday.
Local news outlets are reporting that the incident began when a group of men started to fight after leaving the Bala Inn at 50th St. and City Avenue. Various media outlets are reporting that the federal prison officer had been attacked and jumped.
According to CBS3, sources say the officer, after being attacked, went to his car and retrieved his service weapon. At that point, he reportedly started firing the gun. with
It gets murky from there, but one thing is sure several shots were fired. Police did not disclose the number of shots that were fired, but they did say that nobody was hit in the shooting.
The altercation and subsequent discharge of the officer's firearm happened right across the street from Lower Merion Township.
According to the reports, the officer had been taken into custody by the Philadelphia Police Department and taken to the police headquarters where he was being questioned.
"Sources say authorities are evaluating if the officer should face charges. Charges could range from, reckless endangerment up to and including aggravated assault," according to CBS3 reports.
The Philadelphia Police have not disclosed the Federal corrections officer's name, but police do confirm that the federal employee was questioned Monday about the incident.
That officer could be charged with a felony charge as serious as aggravated assault, according to department sources.with
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