Officer Marc Brady, 32, an eight-year veteran of the force assigned to the 22nd District in North Philadelphia, was hit about 11:40 p.m. while riding his bike at Musgrave Street and East Meehan Avenue, police said. He was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:05 a.m. today.
Police initially described the death as a hit-and-run, but Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey later told reporters at Police Headquarters that the motorist stopped his white Acura nearby and remained with the vehicle.
Homicide detectives confirmed that they are investigating the possibility the killing was intentional and were questioning a man with whom Brady had argued earlier Sunday. The nature of the argument was not disclosed.
Law enforcement sources said the officer had been wounded in 2010 an off-duty shooting stemming from an unspecified domestic dispute.
The officer’s death comes two days after the police buried another one of their own, Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo, who was killed early July 8 when his motorcycle was hit by an allegedly drunk man driving his car the wrong way on I-95.