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28 Aug 2018

Mayor Jim Kenney releases statement on police-involved shooting

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August 28, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jeffrey Dennis  (photo courtesy of attorney Lee Merritt)

Investigations in the shooting are still in progress by Philadelphia police


Mayor Jim Kenney released the following statement on the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred on Monday afternoon.

“My prayers are with the family and friends of Jeffrey Dennis. It is always tragic to lose someone you love. I am relieved there were no life threatening injuries to the police officers. The public should be assured that the Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Unit is conducting a full investigation for the sake of Mr. Dennis, his family, the officers, and for Philadelphia.”

As reported by Channel 6 Action News, hundreds of mourners gathered Wednesday night in memory of Dennis, Philadelphia police shot and killed on Monday.

A vigil was held at the scene of the deadly showdown at Hegerman Street and Princeton Avenue in Tacony.

An undercover drug unit was trying to serve a warrant on Dennis when they say he drove his car at officers in an attempt to flee.

Three officers were hurt, and another opened fire, killing Dennis.

Commissioner Richard Ross says investigators are scrutinizing surveillance video that shows the confrontation, to see if the shooting was justified.

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