CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mayor says a police captain is in good condition after getting hit in a shootout that left one suspect dead and another hospitalized.
Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland is vowing transparency in the investigation into Saturday’s gunfire. He’s also praising police for restraint in dealing with a hostile crowd afterward.
Police say officers trying to stop a vehicle Saturday were fired upon and returned fire, killing one suspect and wounding another. That suspect is in critical but stable condition.
Captain Alan Davis was hospitalized in critical condition but is listed in good condition Sunday.
Kirkland says bricks and bottles were thrown at police trying to investigate the shooting. He blames the violence on an influx of guns into the community about 18 miles southwest of Philadelphia.