Inside the Frankford Apartment Gunman Specially Fired, Striking SEPTA Police Officer Ervis Onuji – Greeley Tribune

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We have an exclusive new video of a Septa police officer shooting in Frankford. Only eyewitness news is taking you inside where police say the gunman opened fire, and we also have spectator video from the moment the officer was killed.

The officer was initially listed in critical condition. He is stable now.

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The people living in Frankford, where the gunfight took place, are calling him a hero.

“I hope he recovers quickly,” said Frankford resident Shari Lewis.

Twenty-eight-year-old SEPTA police officer Ervis Onuzzi was shot in the stomach on Wednesday night after covering another police officer with a gunman, who police say had just shot two women.

“It’s sad because they are here to protect civilians,” Lewis said.

Neighbors say that it is the apartment building where the gunman ran to the second floor and started firing at the officers.

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A man living in apartment three did not want to appear in front of the camera, but says he was lying when the suspect kicked him. You can see the broken door frame. The tenant narrowly managed to escape.

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Police say the gunman opened fire at officers downstairs from a second-floor window. Viewer video appears to capture the moments when Onuzzi was killed.

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The police exchanged The bullet holes in this wall and the windows scattered on the floor tell the story of the gunfight.

Terrified neighbors hid after hearing gunshots.

“Pop, pop, like pop,” said one resident.

Onuji was initially taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

His fellow men and women in blue cheered as Onuzzi came out of surgery, showing on FaceTime that he was going to be okay.

“It was everything. It brought so much relief to all of us hence the encouragement we all had. We were so glad to see that his eyes were open, he recognized that we were there to support him and he made us even more gestured for comfort. Again, he was that kind of guy,” said Troy Parham with Septa Transit Police Union

The officer is a three-year veteran of the department.

Police have not yet clarified what prompted the two women to be shot, but they were last listed in stable condition. Another person may also be injured.

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Police say the suspect died of gunshot wounds.

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