A suspect accused of shooting a Philadelphia police officer on Sunday evening had just been released from jail on a different gun possession charge just a week earlier, authorities revealed.
Scott Griffin, 23, was apprehended after police say he shot Philadelphia police officer James McCullough, 24, as the officer was attempting to arrest him following a carjacking.
A second suspect, Samir Coyett, 20, was also arrested following the carjacking.
Griffin has a lengthy rap sheet, with 14 prior arrests noted. He also has two outstanding cases related to drug and gun charges, per police.
Griffin was apparently released from jail just a week prior to the shooting on a case where he was allegedly arrested in possession of a gun while in a stolen vehicle.
In that case, the gun charges were dropped because witnesses failed to appear for the preliminary hearing, according to his defense attorney.
Officer McCullough was forced to apply a tourniquet to his own injury following the shooting, as he was left bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is recovering.