Phila Police Release More Details On Shooting Of Police Officer

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Feb 9, 2023

Philadelphia Police announced the arrest of Eric Haynes and are going to charge him with the shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Giovanni Maysonet. The officer and his partner  were assigned to a police car and pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation near 60thand Vine Streets.  One of the males, got out of the passenger side of the car and turned away from Maysonet. When the officer grabbed him to stop his movements, the male shot two times towards the  officer. His partner fired multiple rounds. Maysonet was shot twice.

Police said that Officer Maysonet was admitted to Presbyterian Hospital ER, and was taken into surgery. He sustained a non-perforating gunshot impact to his bulletproof vest in the chest area and a perforating gunshot wound through his stomach/abdomen area which exited through his back. The officer was initially listed in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable condition. Maysonet’s partner did not chase the suspect but rather, he gathered his partner and rushed him to the hospital.



Police checked area hospitals  on the theory that the shooting suspect had been shot and was seeking treatment. That turned up empty  He was not shot.  In the meantime, police got some information that .which led to the identity of the shooting suspect. That male was identified as Eric
Haynes. Philadelphia SWAT officers observed Haynes in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle in the rear alley behind the 6800 block of Guyer Avenue. Haynes was taken into custody without incident.A black semi-automatic firearm loaded with seventeen (17) live 9mm rounds, with one (1) round
chambered was located on the cement driveway near the driver’s door of the vehicle that Haynes was arrested in.

Eric Haynes, 43/M, from the 100 block of Spring Valley Road in Darby, PA was arrested and charged with  Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA and related offenses.Police said that he was also charged with homicide as an up charge.