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Philadelphia officer shot and killed while serving warrant


Philadelphia, PA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer was shot and killed as he served a homicide warrant at a home in the city’s Frankford section.

Cpl. James O’Connor was shot around 5:45 a.m. Friday. Officials say he was shot in the shoulder above his bulletproof vest when officers entered the home.

He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Two people in the home were shot and wounded by police, but they are expected to survive.

The 46-year-old O’Connor was a married father of two, including a son who also serves on the force.