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Shot Philly Officer Fighting for His Life

August 14, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia PD.
Photo courtesy of Philadelphia PD.
The Philadelphia Police officer who was shot after pursuing a suspect into a corner store has undergone a second surgery and may lose his kidney as a result of the shooting, reports ABC News.

Officer Edward Davies, 41, remains in critical condition Wednesday after his confrontation with Eric Torres, 31, a day earlier. Davies attempted to pull over Torres' 1998 BMW for a broken taillight, but Torres sped off. Torres struck the wall of a recycling plant and then ran into a mini-mart in Feltonville. Armed with a stolen .45-caliber pistol, he shot Davies in the abdomen below his ballistic vest during a struggle, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Torres was transferred from Einstein Medical Center to police headquarters Wednesday for booking and questioning. He has been arrested 12 times before, including two separate incidents when he assaulted officers.

Davies' wife and four children, as well as his fellow officers, have been keeping a vigil for him at Temple University Hospital.

Tags: Philadelphia PD, Trauma Care, Thin Blue Line, Families of Officers


Comments (3)

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James Ferrell @ 8/15/2013 4:00 PM

Twelve previous arrests,two for assaulting an officer. Why was this P.O.S. not in prison? I'm sure he had a troubled childhood and some liberal judge or jury felt sorry for him. Hang in there brother. We're praying for you/

T. Anderson @ 8/19/2013 9:10 AM

First of all, we need you back out here brother! Speedy recovery and I'm praying for you. Next, we need to put bad people away for the duration. We in law enforcement contunie to deal with "all the usual suspects." Why? This is what happens America. We can't afford to pay for the medical, housing, dental, Rx, etc. on these people. Let's make them pay for it while working in prison. Yes, PAY their debt to society. The liberals may cry "cruel and unusual punishment" but I have to work, why can't they?

P. R. Brown @ 8/20/2013 8:28 AM

Are they requesting matches for a new kidney? Did he only have one or does he still have a good one? I would be willing to donate to a hero and one of my own, but I wouldn't donate one to someone I didn't know anything about. Also, they make vests to fit female officers (and rightly so), why are they not making vests for older officers that might have a little more to cover from the duty belt to the bottom of the rib cage? Yea Yea Yea, we are all supposed to be in great shape, but the reality is that some of us have "more area" in the abs. area, so why not start making vests that cover ALL vital organs. It's easy to blame the P.O.S that we deal with every day, but really, they are like roaches, when one is gone a new one will take his place. Lets anticipate this and adequately protect all of our officers.
To the officer: stay strong, your a hero, just focus on getting better. I wish the best for you AND your family. I'm sorry the justice system let you down.

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