Hospital nurse fatally shoots co-worker, then shoots two police officers
Hospital nurse fatally shoots co-worker, then shoots two police officers

A case of workplace violence in Pennsylvania snowballed into a police chase and subsequent shootout on Monday morning.

Reports indicate that a 55-year-old certified nursing assistant shot and killed a coworker inside Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

After engaging his coworker with what was reported as a “long gun,”  the pensioner-aged suspect fled in a U-Haul box truck.

Eventually, police caught up with the truck shooting two officers and being struck by police returning fire.

“We learned that he was wearing body armor, and was carrying multiple weapons. In addition to the long gun which was believed to be an AR-15, he was also carrying some form of a semi-automatic handgun,” Phladelphia PD Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.

According to 6 ABC, The identities of the Jefferson Hospital shooting victim and suspect have yet to be released. 

Both the wounded officers and the suspect are expected to survive. 

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