Kenny Chesney Sorry for Mistaking Folcroft Police Officer’s Death at Concert
During his Saturday night concert at Lincoln Financial Field, country singer Kenny Chesney incorrectly told thousands of fans that a wounded suburban police officer had died.
Video by Maria McGeary
Chesney was referring to 25-year-old Christopher Dorman of the Folcroft Borough Police Department, who was in critical condition this weekend after being shot seven times in the line of fire in Folcroft on Friday morning.
Chesney called Dorman on Sunday morning to apologize and to offer to take him out to a football game and “grab some beers.”
— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) June 26, 2016
Dorman was responding to reports of people smoking narcotics Friday morning when Donte Brooks Island, also known as Abdul Wahi, allegedly shot Dorman in the face, the groin, the leg, and four times in the chest, the Inquirer reports. The shooting led to a three-hour manhunt that drew nearly 200 officers and multiple armored vehicles.
Dorman, who planned to attend Chesney’s concert Saturday night, gave the country singer a shout out from his hospital bed in the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center on Saturday.
“I’d like to thank all the police, paramedics, and the doctors,” Dorman said in a video aired by ABC. “And hey, Kenny, don’t forget me.”
Dorman is expected to make a full recovery.
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