PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia teenager was charged with third-degree murder Saturday in a car crash that killed a veteran police officer and injured her partner.
Andre Butler, 16, was also charged with vehicular homicide and aggravated assault, Fox29 reported.
Isabel Nazario, 40, who had been with the department 18 years, was in a cruiser that was allegedly rammed by Butler, driving a stolen Cadillac Escalade. Nazario and her partner, Terry Tull, were trapped inside their car.
Another police car had been pursuing the Escalade.
Butler, who suffered injuries, was arrested nearby after he tried to run away from the crash scene, police said.
"This is the second officer that we've had killed this year. It's a very difficult time," Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said late Friday as he arrived at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tull was reported to be in stable condition at the hospital with broken ribs and a broken hip.
A Philadelphia police officer was killed in May as he attempted to arrest three suspects in a bank robbery.