Who is Miles Pfeffer? Suspect who shot and killed Fallen temple police officer Chris Fitzgerald

According to sources, an 18-year-old Pennsylvania man named Miles Pfeffer will likely be charged with murder after reportedly shooting and killing Temple University police officer Chris Fitzgerald, who was on duty when he was killed on Saturday night near the university. Let’s see about it in detail.


Who is Miles Pfeffer?

Temple University police officer Chris Fitzgerald, 31, was tragically injured on Saturday night while attending to an incident close to campus. After being apprehended by the U.S. Marshals and Bucks County police for the murder of Temple University Police Officer Christopher Fitzgerald, Miles Pfeffer of Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania, was brought to Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

According to a tweet from the Temple University Police Association, Pfeffer was handcuffed when he was detained using the fallen officer’s handcuffs.

Miles Pfeffer is being held by Philadelphia police in a holding cell. (Yahoo)

The incident happened in North Philadelphia close to Montgomery Avenue and 18th Street, and it initially started as the police officer attempting to stop a carjacking, according to the report. The police officer, later identified as Chris Fitzgerald, was shot during the intervention and eventually passed away at Temple University Hospital.

After engaging the police physically and engaging in a foot pursuit, the suspect was captured on security footage firing a revolver at the officer. According to the affidavit, after Fitzgerald was wounded, the suspect reportedly stood over him and fired several further rounds into his head and face.

The suspect attempted to steal the officer’s gun and a vehicle after the incident. The suspect was overheard allegedly stating, “Give me the keys, or I’ll murder you,” immediately before he stole a vehicle and left the area. According to the complaint, his mother later picked him up around 29th Street and Ridge Avenue before driving him home to Bucks County. A number of guns were also seized from Pfeffer’s mother’s residence. The mother was also taken into custody for questioning even though she was at home when she was arrested.

Pfeffer’s brother was with him when the police attempted to stop the carjacking, according to the local station, but law enforcement officials informed the reporter he hid in an alley throughout the incident. Pfeffer is accused of numerous crimes, including the murder of a police officer, robbery, and carjacking, according to officials. He cannot be released on bond.


About Chris Fitzgerald

The deceased officer Chris Fitzgerald was a parent and a husband who joined the force in October 2021.

Fitzgerald was also the son of Joel Fitzgerald, the former chief of the Fort Worth Police Department. In a statement about Fitzgerald’s passing that was released on Sunday, the Fort Worth Police Department said they were proud of his “selfless service and dedication to protecting and serving the public.”

According to Ken Kaiser, senior vice president and chief operations officer at Temple University, Fitzgerald’s death represents the first fatal shooting of a campus police officer there in more than three decades.

Once Chris Fitzgerald’s death became public, a number of Government officials and Police officers expressed their concern for the family by saying they were praying.

Jennifer Griffin, the university’s vice president for public safety, said in a statement,

“Officer Fitzgerald gave his life to selflessly serve and defend this community,”

“This loss leaves an enormous hole in all of our hearts. He was a father, a husband, a son, a colleague, and a friend.”

As the city and the country struggle with “an unprecedented epidemic of violence,” university president Jason Wingard expressed his “heartbreak” and called the shooting “a gut-wrenching reminder of our police officers’ daily bravery and sacrifices to protect our students, faculty, staff, and community.”

According to a tweet from Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, he and his wife are “devastated for the family of the Temple University police officer who was killed in the line of duty tonight, bravely serving his community.”

The officer’s murder is being looked investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department.

GoFundMe Page

Temple University Police Association has created a fundraising page to help the Chris Fitzgerald’s family with funeral expenses at the difficult time.

“On behalf of Chris’ family, the Temple University Police Association will be gathering donations for our fallen hero, who was shot and killed in the line of duty while valiantly arresting a violent and dangerous criminal.
All donations will provide support for Chris and his family. This is the only fundraiser at this time.

The beneficiary is the Fitzgerald Family.”

To Help: https://www.gofundme.com/f/police-officer-chris-fitzgerald?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

The news of Chris Fitzgerald’s passing has understandably devastated her family and friends, and condolences have poured in from all over the neighborhood. Many people have expressed their sympathies and offered support to Chris Fitzgerald’s loved ones on social media during this difficult period.

We send our sympathies to Chris Fitzgerald’s family and friends during this difficult time.


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