DA: No decision yet if off-duty Philly officer will be charged in husband’s shooting

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The investigation into an off-duty Philadelphia police officer accused of shooting and wounding her husband in the driveway of their Northampton Township home “is still ongoing” and no decision about any charges has been made, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said Wednesday morning.


The woman, whose name has not been released, went to the Northampton Township police station after the shooting Tuesday and “left of her own accord,” Weintraub said. He declined to comment further.

The shooting occurred about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday on the unit block of North Marmic Drive in the Holland section of Northampton Township.


Northampton Police Chief Michael Clark has said officers responded to the home for a report of a “domestic incident.” The husband, who was shot in his lower abdomen, was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, where he was in stable condition.

The couple’s three children were inside the house and were not injured.

Weintraub and Clark have declined to release the names of either person. Clark has said both appear to be in their 30s and that the weapon used was the officer’s personal firearm.





A Philadelphia police spokesman has said the department’s Internal Affairs Division is also investigating the matter.

As of Jan. 1, 2012, Philadelphia police officers with five or more years on the force have been allowed to live outside the city, as long as they remain in Pennsylvania.











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