Not the idea of a list that I had today, but events happen and you sort of roll with what strikes you at the time.
1.Charles Cassidy is 54 years old, a Philadelphia Police officer in the 35th District.
2.He has a wife and 3 children, two daughters in college and one son in a catholic city high school.
3.He has 25 years on the Philadelphia police force.
4.In fact, just a few weeks back, friends and family threw a part to celebrate his 25th year.
5.Officer Cassidy routinely made stops in the West Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia during his shift
6.One of those stops was at a local Dunkin Donuts at the corner of 66th and Broad Street.
7.Yesterday, at around 10:30 in the morning, Officer Cassidy made his stop, like he routinely does, pulling into the front of the donut shop in his Police SUV.
8.Yesterday, Officer Cassidy happened into an armed robbery in progress in the Donut shop.
9.Officer Cassidy was shot one time in the head before he could even draw his gun or enter the establishment. In fact he was shot outside the store, while assailant was inside at the front counter.
10.The shooter is said to be a heavyset African American male, around 6 feet tall, with a spider tattoo on his left hand. He also possibly has a limp when running. Police are also looking for a Crown Victoria that may have had some involvement.
11.This is the best surveillance tape picture so far of the shooter, in the background by the door you can see the outline of Officer Cassidy in his white shirt and dark tie.
12.Officer Cassidy was rushed to Albert Einstein hospital, with a gunshot wound to his head and the bullet in his brain.
13.Officer Cassidy passed away at around 9:40 am this morning, November 1, 2007. His murderer is still at large at present.
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