Last updated: 22 days ago
Police say Officer Richard Nicoletti, who is a 29-year veteran of the force, is the officer who shot and killed 36-year-old Jeffrey Dennis in his car while police conducted a narcotics investigation.
Capt. Sekou Kinebrew told reporters that narcotics officers were trying to stop a car on Cottage Street in Tacony around 4 p.m. Monday when the incident unfolded.
He said the driver maneuvered his car in such a way that an officer was struck and injured. Two other officers were reportedly injured, but it isn't clear how.
Kinebrew said another officer, not the officer who was struck, fired three times, and the person was pronounced dead shortly before 4:30 p.m.
Kinebrew said none of the officers' injuries were life-threatening.