An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of a Temple University police officer in Philadelphia.
According to Fox 29 Philadelphia report on Sunday, Miles Pfeffer was arrested and has been charged with murder of a law enforcement official.
Police believe Pfeffer shot and killed Temple University officer Chris Fitzgerald, who was responding to a carjacking near the school on Saturday night.
After Pfeffer shot the officer to death, police believe and have charged Pfeffer with stealing the slain officer’s gun after he was shot and then another carjacking.
Acting Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry said in a statement released Sunday:
“For the third time this year, the second time in less two weeks, Pennsylvania has suffered the tragedy of a police officer killed by the violence wrought by firearms. Today we join in mourning with the communities of Temple University and the City of Philadelphia, and the family of Officer Fitzgerald, who died a hero bravely responding to a dangerous and volatile situation. I want to offer my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones, who knew the danger he confronted in his job and supported him in his chosen profession – as do all families of law enforcement officers. I also want to solemnly thank the investigators from our Office’s Gun Violence Task Force working with ATF agents, U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police, Philadelphia Police, and law enforcement in Bucks County, who literally worked through the night to identify and arrest the suspected shooter involved with this heinous act. We stand together to honor Officer Fitzgerald’s service and sacrifice to our community and the entire Commonwealth.”