A driver was “attempting to run over pedestrians,” said Philadelphia Police, just before a Muslim terrorist was shot and eliminated by an off-duty Philadelphia Police detective.
Philadelphia police have now released the name of the Muslim terrorist who was shot and eliminated by the off-duty officer: Khalil Lawal, 31, of Arlington, Virginia, was pronounced dead a few hours after the shooting.
The terror attack unfolded early Monday morning in South Philadelphia at the intersection of Broad Street and Bigler Street.
According to Philadelphia police, dispatchers received a call that the driver of a black Honda Accord with Maryland tags had run over one pedestrian and was reportedly looking to hit and injure more.
Witness Marc DiBattista told KYW-TV he “heard ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,’ and knew something was going down.”
An off-duty officer happened to be in the area when the commotion happened and intervened. The driver “immediately gets aggressive against the off-duty officer” which prompted the cop to fire his service weapon, Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew said.
The off-duty officer reportedly made a verbal warning before firing his gun.
The pedestrian who was struck was taken to the hospital and is said to be in critical condition, but suffered injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.