Incident

12-27-2017 Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1-1

Location

December 27, 2017

Incident Address
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Officer Eric Ruch Jr.
  • Age: 30
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Participant Characteristics:
    • Law Enforcement
  • Name: Dennis Plowden
  • Age: 25
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - subject/suspect/perpetrator killed
  • Officer Involved Shooting - subject/suspect/perpetrator unarmed - may have other weapons

Notes

Suspect pulled over for driving a vehicle wanted in 12/21/17 crime; officer charged w/ murder and other charges Officer found guilty of manslaughter

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 3
State Senate District: 4
State House District: 201