Police Officer Shot 7 Times, Suspect Arrested

The man who allegedly shot a Folcroft (PA) police officer seven times on Friday morning, and opened fire on a second officer, is under arrest.

The officer who was shot is identified as 25-year-old Officer Christopher Dorman. He is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Dorman was wearing his protective vest, which saved his life.

The suspect is identified as Dante Brooks Island. He will be charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and related offenses.

Island had been recently released from prison after serving time for drug and firearms violations.

Authorities say Dorman was dispatched to the location for a report of a man possibly dealing drugs.

Dorman arrived on the scene and confronted Island, police say. There was a struggle and Island allegedly drew his weapon and shot Dorman seven times.

Dorman was hit once in the face, four times in the chest, once in the groin and once in the leg.

Action News obtained the radio audio and he could be heard saying “I’m shot in the face! I’m shot in the face!” I’m shot! I’m shot! I’m shot!”

A second officer arrived on the scene, Whelan said, and Island allegedly shot at that officer. That officer was not hit.

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