Man Charged in Wyndmoor Shooting Incident
Review finds officer who shot Isaac Michael Holmes acted properly
The man shot by a Springfield police officer following a physical struggle outside a Wyndmoor residence on Monday has been identified as Isaac Michael Holmes, formerly of Philadelphia.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman and Springfield Township Police Chief Randall Hummel said today that Holmes has been charged with aggravated assault, criminal trespass, disarming a law enforcement officer, and related charges stemmed from the incident.
Holmes remains under guard at Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, where is recovering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Two officers were treated for injuries at Abington Hospital and released.
In a statement distributed to the media, Ferman and Hummel said that Montgomery County detectives conducted a "thorough review" of police reports, witness statements, crime scene analysis, and other information to determine that the officer who shot Holmes acted "reasonably and with proper justification under the law."
Holmes, who initially fled after confronted by a homeowner who found him in his driveway, allegedly attacked police officers who responded to the scene. Police said Holmes punched one officer in the face and attempted to grab the sidearm of a second officer during the struggle.
According to Ferman and Hummel, the officer who was punched twice shouted "stop or I'll shoot at Holmes" as he wrestled with the other officer.
Neither officer involved in the incident has been identified.
"The officer's actions in a volatile situation where he had already sustained a concussion, fractured nose and eye orbit likely saved his partner and himself from serious body injury or death," Ferman and Hummel said in the statement.
Holmes was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Katherine McGill, who set bail at one million dollars.