PHILADELPHIA – Police late Wednesday night recaptured the third suspect in the death of a police officer shot with an assault weapon in a confrontation with bank robbery suspects over the weekend.
Police dispatchers said Eric Floyd, 33, was taken into custody in the 12th police district in Southwest Philadelphia.
Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, a 12-year veteran and married father of three, was killed Saturday.
One suspect, Howard Cain, 33, was shot to death by police during a chase after the robbery. Another man, Levon Warner, 38, was arrested and charged Sunday with murder, robbery, conspiracy and related offenses.
Officials said earlier that the reward for information leading to the arrest of Floyd had grown to $150,000. Mayor Michael Nutter and other officials had urged Floyd to turn himself in and warned that anyone who helped him would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Liczbinski, who would have turned 40 on Tuesday, was shot responding to the robbery in northeast Philadelphia around 11:45 a.m. Saturday. The suspects opened fire after Liczbinski confronted them a short distance away, shooting the officer at least five times, police said.
Officials have also announced a memorial fund for his family.