Sunday, February 7, 2016

Police identify suspect shot by officer in Kensington

Krandale Smalls, 27, who was shot by police after allegedly firing at an officer, is charged with aggravated assault and related offenses.

Police identify suspect shot by officer in Kensington

Krandale Smalls / Philadelphia Police
Krandale Smalls / Philadelphia Police Philadelphia Police

Police yesterday identified the robbery suspect who was shot by a police officer in Kensington yesterday after allegedly firing shots at her.

Krandale Smalls, 27, of D Street near Indiana Avenue, was shot by a police officer on that block after he allegedly fired two shots at her, hitting her patrol car twice. He suffered a graze wound to the head and a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said, and remained at Temple University Hospital in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.

Police said they believe Smalls shot and critically wounded a 37-year-old woman in an attempted robbery about a block away immediately prior to his alleged gun battle with police. That woman remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. Smalls is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses.

According to court documents, Smalls has several prior arrests dating back to 2004 and previously pled guilty to drug charges.

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