Police officer serving warrant is killed; fugitive arrested

In this image provided by WPVI-TV 6ABC, police officers salute as the hearse carrying the body of Philadelphia police officer Cpl. James O'onnor leaves the hospital on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Philadelphia. O'onnor was shot and killed early Friday as he served a homicide warrant at a home in the city's Frankford section. (WPVI-TV 6ABC via AP)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – A Philadelphia police officer was shot and killed early Friday as he served a homicide warrant at a home, and several people were arrested, including the fugitive being sought, officials said.

Cpl. James O'Connor, 46, was shot around 5:45 a.m. in the city's Frankford section, officials said. He was shot in the shoulder above his bulletproof vest when officers entered the home, and two people in the home were wounded by return fire from another officer, officials said.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The two wounded people were stable, and their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, authorities said. Their names were not released.

Several people were arrested, including Hassan Elliott, the 21-year-old fugitive wanted in a robbery and slaying last year not far from the scene, District Attorney Larry Krasner's office said. Elliott was not among those injured, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.

Krasner's spokeswoman, Jane Roh, said more than one person inside the house had a gun. More charges were expected Friday as investigators determine “which bullet came from which person,” she said.

Krasner later said that Elliott and a second person wanted in the March 2019 murder were in custody and expected to be charged in that case.

"Forensic testing of seized firearms and other evidence, along with witness questioning, is ongoing. Additional charges related to this morning's incident will be announced at the appropriate time," Krasner said in a tweet.