Male Sought In Attempted Police Murder

Jeffrione Thomas

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Philadelphia Police named 28 year old Jeffrione Thomas, of the 7800 block of Fayette Street  as one of two suspects wanted for firing a gun into a car containing three Philadelphia Police Officers.

The incident happened last night, September 18, 2020, on the 1400 block of Sharpnack Street.  Reports were three plainclothes cops were in a vehicle and Thomas rode by on his bicycle.  When one of the officers rolled down the window to check on his well being, Thoams is alleged to have pulled out a pistol and fired several shots at the officers, while they sat in their car.

As that was happening, officers found themselves under attack by a second gunman. When the dust settled, the officer that was driving sustained a gunshot wound that was stopped by the officers vest.  That officer is in stable condition. A female officer had an injured leg, presumably from shattered glass. The third officer was not injured at all.

The Fraternal Order of Police has issued a $5000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of Thomas or information of the second shooter.  Thomas is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 170 lbs.