Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III, who was shot in the Swampoodle neighborhood, has died. He was an eight-year verteran of the force.
Officer Wilson was shot three times in a shopping center at the intersection of West Lehigh Avenue and North 21st Street. He was shot once in the head, once in the eye and once in the chest. He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 6:25 p.m.
Officer Robert Wilson III leaves behind two children, ages one and nine.