Philly cop charged with beating fiancee

A veteran Philadelphia police officer was arrested last night after he allegedly beat his fiance with a handgun during a domestic dispute.

Police were called to Waterview Lane near Woodhaven Road in Northeast Philadelphia shortly after 10 p.m., when an argument between the cop, Talib Muhammad, and his 47-year-old fiancee turned violent, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.

Officer Talib Muhammad

Muhammad struck his fiancee in the face with a handgun repeatedly and then fled, Vanore said. The victim was treated at Frankford-Torresdale Hospital for a laceration over her left eye. Police eventually caught up with Muhammad, 44, on I-95 near Washington Avenue. He was carrying two handguns, although it was unclear if the weapons were police-issued.

Vanore said Muhammad, a 13-year veteran assigned to the narcotics field unit, was charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and possessing an instrument of crime. He will be suspended from the force for 30 days with the intent to dismiss, Vanore said.