A 49-year-old longstanding veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department’s SWAT team is down, having been shot in the face while serving warrants earlier this morning.
Jason Potts was hit in the Germantown district while conducting a warrant-serving operation.
Commissioner Richard Ross told 6ABC that the 20-year veteran of Philly PD was ambushed by an individual other than the individual names on the warrant.
“These officers, according to at least one witness, did knock and announce more than once, witnesses heard that. After taking some time to get past at least two doors that’s when they came under fire,” said Ross.
Despite being shot in an area of the body that boasts a high fatality rate, Potts is expected to survive, suffering a broken jaw. Potts is currently sedated under medical supervision.
The suspect who shot Potts is not faring as well after police shot him in response and is currently in critical condition.
In addition to the combatants being wounded, an elderly woman in her 60’s was wounded in the exchange of gunfire.
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