Suspect named, charged in Philly officer shooting

Police have named and charged a 31-year-old man who allegedly left a Philadelphia police officer critically wounded during a struggle.

Online court record don’t list an attorney for Eric Torres, who is being charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and firearms violations for Tuesday’s shooting of 41-year-old Officer Edward Davies.

Police say Torres was pulled over for a broken taillight but was evasive when a police officer questioned him and then sped away. Officers later spotted the car and chased him into a store in the Feltonville section of the city, where the struggle began and the officer was shot.

Police say Torres has 12 prior arrests, including at least one other assault on a police officer, and other assault and drug charges.

Officer Davies is recovering from emergency surgery but city officials say he faces more surgeries.

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