Eric Torres, man allegedly who shot Officer Edward Davies, held without bail

Officer Edward Davies shooting suspect
Suspect Eric Torres, 31.
Credit: Philadelphia Police Department

Eric Torres, the man who allegedly shot Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies Monday and left him still in critical condition, has been hit with a slew of charges and is being held without bail.

The District Attorney’s Office has charged Torres, 31, with attempted murder, assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault and more weapons and assault charges.

He is additionally charged with three counts of aggravated assault and simple assault for assaulting three other officers after he shot and critically wounded Davies. He also faces drug charges after police searched his home.

Torres was pulled over for a routine traffic stop where he then fled the car and ran toward a mini-mart. A struggle ensued with him, Davies and other officers. Torres shot Davies just below the abdomen with a stolen .45-caliber handgun. After two surgeries, Davies remains in critical condition.

Davies, a six-year veteran of the Department, is married and has four children.

Torres’ next court date is scheduled for Sept. 4.


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