A veteran Philadelphia narcotics unit police officer was shot in his bullet-resistant vest and grazed in the hand by the ricocheted bullet early Wednesday morning while serving a search warrant in North Philadelphia.
"Earlier today a Philadelphia police officer was shot in the line of duty as he was serving a search warrant with the narcotics unit in North Philadelphia," Mayor Cherelle Parker said at a news conference outside Jefferson University Hospital.
A shot was fired after a 10-person police team breached the first door of the home and started to enter the second door, Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel told NBC.
The bullet struck the right side of the officer's vest and ricocheted into his hand, Bethel said.
"He is going to be fine," a "grateful" Bethel said, while noting the officer's "sacrifice" to serve his community.