PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer who suffered a heart attack after chasing down a suspect in Philadelphia is alive thanks to two fellow officers.
Thirty-one-year-old Michael Gwynn was stricken early Friday. He's stabilized but in a medically-induced coma and police said it appears he and the suspect got into a violent struggle.
Officers Jeffrey Lendzinski and Timothy Straus arrived to find Gwynn collapsed on top of the man. They began performing CPR and rushed Gwynn to a hospital.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Gwynn's heart stopped beating at one point but his colleagues revived him.
Authorities said the suspect, 34-year-old Havon Cooper, was treated for minor injuries and taken into police custody. They said he has a record of robbery and assault and has an outstanding arrest warrant for a probation violation.