Male Wanted For Attempted Murder of Philadelphia Police Officer

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Yesterday, August 18, 2020 just before noon,  police attached to the Narcotics Field Unit were conducting an investigation  into drug sales near Clarissa Street, when a male who was under investigation fired a gun at police. One bullet was fired directly into an unmarked car, and almost truck an officer who was inside.  That officer was not hurt.


The suspect ran away, in spite of police cordoning off the entire area.  As the investigation unfolded, the male was identified as Anthony Cromwell, from the 2000 block of Dennie Street. He is considered armed and dangerous.