DA: Philly officer shot son, charged with attempted murder


Posted: Nov 22 2016 11:30AM EST

– Philadelphia Police have announced charges against one of their own after a shooting incident inside the officer’s home back in September.

Officer Dorion Young has been charged with attempted murder following the September 5th shooting incident that left his own son injured at their home on the 2700 block Taunton Road in the Northeast.

Authorities say Officer Young was off-duty when he became involved in an physical altercation with his son, after the two argued over the use of the family car.

During the altercation, Officer Young fell to the ground. As his son attempted to go past him, and down the stairs, when the officer drew a .40 caliber handgun and fired at least two shots at his son. The fire-arm was not his service weapon.

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His son was shot once in the back, and was found wounded on the couch downstairs when first responders arrived. The other bullet went through Officer Young’s own shoe.

The District Attorney’s office says the son lost his spleen and part of his colon as a result of his injury, and is still recovering.

The officer’s younger son, and older son’s girlfriend were also home at the time of the incident.

Officer Young has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss. His next court appearance has not been scheduled.

Young, 46, has been with the department since November of 1991.




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