Philadelphia officer shot and killed while serving warrant

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Philadelphia Police SWAT officers wheel out the body of Cpl. James O’Connor to a hearse at the emergency room entrance at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia on Friday, March 13, 2020. O’Çonnor was shot and killed early Friday as he served a homicide warrant at a home in the city’s Frankford section. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer was shot and killed as he served a homicide warrant at a home in the city’s Frankford section.

Cpl. James O’Connor was shot around 5:45 a.m. Friday.

Officials say he was shot in the shoulder above his bulletproof vest when officers entered the home.

He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Two people in the home were shot and wounded by police, but they are expected to survive.

The 46-year-old O’Connor was a married father of two, including a son who also serves on the force.

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