DA: Pa. officer killed responding to hit-and-run

    Authorities say a police officer was shot and killed while responding to a hit-and-run in a Philadelphia suburb.

    The suspect was later killed.

    The shooting happened in Plymouth Township around 6 p.m. yesterday. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman says Plymouth Township canine officer Brad Fox, who would have turned 35 on Friday, was shot in the head.

     

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    Authorities would not say how the suspect was killed.

    SEPTA says all trains on the Manayunk/Norristown line will remain suspended until 8 a.m. this morning while police investigate.

    Fox’s dog was also shot, but is going to recover.

    Fox was a seven-year department veteran and a marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq. Chief Joseph Lawrence says Fox was married with a young child and a second on the way. He called Fox “a hero.”

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