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Philadelphia Officer Shot While Serving Warrant in Critical Condition

August 06, 2018  | 

A veteran SWAT officer with the Philadelphia (PA) Police Department was shot in the face and critically injured while serving a warrant for a weapons violation early Monday morning.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that Officer Jaison Potts suffered "very serious" facial injuries, including a broken jaw, and may have artery damage, according to WCAU-TV.

When SWAT officers entered the subject's residence they immediately came under fire. Officers returned fire, reportedly hitting the gunman, who was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Commissioner Ross said that despite the critical nature of his injuries, the 20-year veteran officer is expected to survive.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/6/2018 4:40 PM

Here we go again, an officer badly injured doing that damn warrant service on a drug crazed idiot no doubt.

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