“A Temple University police officer was fatally shot responding to a crime near the campus in North Philadelphia on Saturday night, officials said.
“The university’s vice president of public safety, Jennifer Griffin, said it was the first line-of-duty death in the history of the campus police department, NBC Philadelphia reported.
“The shooting was reported a few blocks west of campus after 7 p.m., Temple said in a statement.
“It said the officer was shot trying to apprehend a person suspected of robbing a convenience store. The shooting happened several blocks from the store, the statement said.
“Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told reporters the officer was shot when he tried to intervene in a carjacking.”
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