Search underway for suspect who shot officer at least three times then escaped – here’s who police are looking for

LITTLETON, CO – A Littleton Police officer is currently hospitalized in serious but stable condition after being shot multiple times during the early morning hours of September 21st.

Authorities say that the suspect wanted for the shooting is still at-large.

According to Littleton Police officials, two officers responded to a call shortly after midnight on September 21st in the area of South Bannock Street and West Powers Avenue about shots being fired from a vehicle in the area.

Littleton Police Chief Doug Stephens stated that the two officers made contact with “a possible suspect vehicle” and two suspects immediately fled on foot.

One of the suspects reportedly started to enter an apartment building located off of 183 West Powers Avenue and turned around and opened fire on the officers.

One of the officers, who was not identified by name, was reportedly shot at least three times from the suspect’s gunfire, according to Chief Stephens:

“We believe he received a few shots to his torso, which were absorbed by the body armor, and he received wounds to his extremities, his legs and arm, and possibly one up above his vest, on his chest.”

Both of the officers on scene returned fire, but authorities aren’t sure if the suspect was struck by any of the returned fire.

With one of the officers having been shot during the incident, the second officer on scene began to render aid to the injured officer – which the unidentified suspect was able to flee the scene while that was ongoing.

The injured officer was rushed over to an area hospital where he has already underwent surgery and now resides in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Chief Stephens noted that the officer’s family is beside him and that “they’ve asked for privacy” in the matter.

The car that the two police first stopped has been recovered, however the other occupant who fled the scene remains at large.

Residents in the neighborhood were originally advised to stay in their homes by the Littleton Police Department. However, during the early morning press conference, Chief Stephens said that the area had been deemed safe, and that people were no longer required to stay inside their homes.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the location of the suspects is urged to call 911 or contact the Littleton Police Department at 303-794-1551.

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Police: Man charged with attempted murder after pretending to offer cop a hand shake then stabbing him in the head

(Originally published September 6th, 2021)

CHESTER COUNTY, PA – A 20-year-old man is facing charges of attempted murder after he reportedly stabbed a Coatsville City Police officer several times earlier in September after officers were responding to a reported theft.

According to the Chester County District Attorney’s office, police on September 3rd responded to a report regarding an alleged employee theft incident at a Turkey Hill minimart store in Coatsville.

When responding, officers encountered 20-year-old Michael White who was accused of the theft, which White allegedly told police that he would return the $200 he had just stolen as well as the $3,000 he had stolen over the last few months that he had at a safe inside of his home.

The officers that responded to the incident told white that he was free to go retrieve the money from his home, and the district attorney’s office noted in their report that the interaction between officers and the suspect was “calm and professional” as stated by witness’ accounts.

Authorities say that an officer, identified as a 35-year veteran Officer William Cahill, went to shake White’s hand after the interaction.  It was at this time that authorities say White suddenly shoved the officer and stabbed him multiple times with what was described as a fixed curved-blade knife.

White was immediately arrested after the incident and the DA’s office says that he is being charged with attempted criminal homicide of a law enforcement officer, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, possession of an instrument of crime, and other various offenses.

District Attorney Deb Ryan gave the following statement after charges were announced against White:

“Yesterday was a harsh reality check of just how scary and dangerous the job of law enforcement is. Danger lurks everywhere, and police are routinely involved in situations that may turn violent.

It is imperative that we never take for granted the sacrifices law enforcement makes for the safety and protection of others. Every one of them is a true hero, especially today, Officer Cahill.”

“We are all extremely grateful that Officer Cahill is on his way to a speedy recovery and for the quick response of law enforcement. This was another example of outstanding teamwork where Coatesville City Police, East Fallowfield, Sadsbury, West and East Brandywine, Caln and West Caln Police Departments, and the Chester County Detectives moved rapidly to secure everyone’s safety and stop further violence. Chester County is fortunate to have some of the best police anywhere in the world.”

Coatesville Police Chief Jack Laufer extended accolades to first responders who assisted Officer Cahill after the stabbing incident:

“Thank you to Chester County Detectives for assisting us in this tragic incident that hit way too close to home. It’s an indescribable feeling to get a call that one of your officers is down. The entire Coatesville City Police Department is thankful to the first-responders and the staff at Reading Hospital for putting our friend and colleague on the path to recovery.”

White is currently being held without bail, with his preliminary hearing being scheduled for September 15th. As for Officer Cahill, despite being stabbed in head and face, he was reportedly released from the hospital on September 4th.

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Postal Inspector in police-defunded NYC slashed repeatedly while making mail theft arrest

(Originally published September 6th, 2021)

QUEENS, NY – A man who had stolen a US Postal Service master key was caught in the act of opening mailboxes and attempting to steal the contents before repeatedly slashing a postal inspector, according to Nassau County Police.

Nassau County Police Department officers were assisting United States Postal Inspectors with an investigation into the theft of mail from the Hicksville Post Office. During the investigation, police say two men pulled up in a 2016 BMW around 4 a.m. on August 30.

Police observed Queens resident Romy Fabre, 26, exit the BMW and use a stolen Postal Service master key to steal mail from mailboxes in the post office.

Police and Postal Inspectors entered the post office to take Fabre into custody when the man violently resisted officers.  As officers struggled to subdue Fabre, he slashed at one Postal Inspector with a sharp object. The Postal Inspector suffered multiple lacerations.

Eventually, police were able to take Fabre into custody,

NCPD officers and Postal Inspectors then approached the vehicle outside the post office and took the driver, 22-year-old Jahki Hawkins, into custody without further incident, according to police.

The Postal Inspector who was injured was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for cuts to his eye, face, leg, and arm.

Fabre was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on charges of second-degree assault, third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, second-degree criminal tampering, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petty larceny.

Hawkins was also arraigned First District Court in Hempstead. He faces charges of unlawful possession of a personal ID, fourth-degree criminal facilitation and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

U.S. Postal Inspectors are law enforcement officers who enforce over 200 federal statutes relating to crimes involving the postal system, its customers, and its employees.

Postal Inspectors cover a wide scope of duties including protecting USPS Protecting USPS employees, illegal narcotics, mail and package theft, money laundering, and a vast array of other crimes.

The U.S. Postal Service website describes their Postal Inspectors’ mission:

“Our mission is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; enforce the laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and ensure public trust in the mail.

“Our goal is to keep the American public safe. We enforce more than 200 federal laws and investigate any crime that involves the mail. Specially trained Postal Inspectors develop cases and prevent crime while protecting the American public. Postal Police Officers ensure the security of high-value deliveries, property, and postal buildings.”

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