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Police Shooting During Fight With Armed Suspect, Philadelphia Police Say – NBC10 Philadelphia

An armed robbery suspect pulled a gun during an altercation with Philadelphia Police, which resulted in one of the officers pulling his own weapon and firing a shot, investigators said. investigation said.

At 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, Philadelphia Police received information that a vehicle that was robbed by a gun Tuesday had been discovered on the 1400th block of Reed Street. When police arrived, they found the carjacking suspect standing outside the car.

When they approached the man, he fled the scene. Several officers chased the man until they reached the 1400 block of Dickinson Street. The police tried to arrest the suspect, leading to a scuffle. During the altercation, the suspect is said to have pulled out a gun and pointed it at an officer. The officer drew his own gun and fired one shot.

No one was hit and officers were able to detain the suspect. Police also recovered his weapon. They have yet to reveal his identity or the specific charges he faces.

Carjackings have been on the rise throughout the region with more than 100 in Philadelphia so far this year. Earlier this week, SkyForce10 has arrested a Cherry Hill break-in suspect who stole a woman’s car and was involved in multiple crashes during a wild chase in Philadelphia.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/officer-fires-shot-during-fight-with-armed-carjacking-suspect-police-say/3132072/ Police Shooting During Fight With Armed Suspect, Philadelphia Police Say – NBC10 Philadelphia

Huynh Nguyen

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