PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect wanted in the shooting of a Philadelphia parking officer last month. The same suspect is also involved in the shooting in New York.
Officers are looking for Termaine Salisbury, 39, of the 5600 block of Woodland Avenue.
Salisbury is accused of shooting a PPA employee on Nov. 25 in the 4500 block of Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia.
Surveillance video shows the suspect approach the 37-year-old PPA officer from behind and shoot him in the ear and shoulder.
The PPA officer, who was identified as Timothy McKenzie, was taken to Temple University Hospital. He has since been released, but his recovery continues.
“The bullet hit the side of his neck, bounced off his spine, left his shoulder and landed in his jaw. The forecast that night was not very good. Although the employee is in severe pain, he is now doing well. He’s home for the holidays,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. John Walker.
Salisbury was also named a person of interest in the Nov. 22 shooting of a Sunoco gas station attendant in the Bronx.
The New York City Police Department worked with the Philadelphia Police Department to make the identification. Distinctive features mixed with vehicle information and various places Salisbury frequented led to his identification, police said.
“He was left-handed, and through the ongoing work of both departments and the video they had, there were certain characteristics of the suspect, including the gun he was using, so we knew we had the same suspect,” Walker said.
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Police say Salisbury may still be in the Philadelphia area. Anyone who may have helped him evade police could also be charged, officials said.
He has a long criminal history, dating back to 2001. While serving his sentence in 2016, he was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, armed robbery in Wawa and assaulting prison guards.
Investigators say Salisbury is 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall and has a thin build. He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, green cargo pants, a black mask, gloves and black boots.
The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
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