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Philadelphia Police identified the injured officer as 32-year-old Giovanni Maysonet

32-year-old Giovanni Maysonet, a 5-year veteran of the force.



The Philadelphia police have identified the officer who was shot on Wednesday during a traffic stop as Giovanni Maysonet.

The 32-year-old officer has been with the Philadelphia Police Department for 5 years and is assigned to the 19th District.

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting, and during a press conference on Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Danielle Outlaw, stated that Officer Maysonet was in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

The incident took place at approximately 3:30 p.m. when Officer Maysonet and his partner were investigating a silver 1999 Lexus ES 300 on the 200 block of North 60th Street in West Philadelphia.

The partner, a 28-year-old officer with 4 years of service, approached the driver’s side of the Lexus, while Maysonet approached the passenger side.

At that moment, the passenger got out of the vehicle and turned away from Officer Maysonet.

Maysonet then started to grasp around the suspect’s midsection with both hands, holding him.

According to the police, the suspect then fired at least two shots towards Maysonet, hitting him in the stomach, and the bullet went through his back.

He also received a non-perforating gunshot wound to his bulletproof vest in the chest area.

The injured officer fell backward onto the rear of the vehicle and then onto the ground. The 28-year-old officer then fired several rounds at the suspect, but he was not hit and fled the scene.

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