“Investigators say the two [unnamed] officers, announcing they were police, approached 20-year-old Phil Holland near 50th and Willows Avenue to question him after receiving a report of gunshots in the area,” philadelphia.cbslocal.com reports. “Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says it appears Holland either didn’t hear, or didn’t believe the officers, racing off in his car apparently thinking they were robbers. Police say the officers, who was almost run down but not hurt, fired ten shots into the car, striking Holland three times.” . . .
The article doesn’t mention the detectives’ race or the ethnicity of the aerated pizza guy. Because that would be wrong. But Commissioner Ramsey did wish Mr. Holland a speedy recovery.
“This is a good young man and I just pray he is able to overcome his injuries.”
If only to limit the city’s financial liability.