Police wound gun suspect after stopping bullet-riddled car

A Philadelphia Police sergeant talks with neighbors after other police officers shot and wounded a man that they say pointed a gun at them in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia late Thursday night.

Police recovered this weapon at the scene.

Police officials say that officers in a patrol car were pulling over a bullet-riddled vehicle at Germantown Avenue and Pike Street at around 11 p.m., when a passenger leapt out and aimed his handgun toward them.

Police opened fire, striking the suspect several times, and he was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition, according to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

A neighbor who declined to be identified added “When I heard all those gunshots, I knew it was the professionals doing the shooting.”

Photographs for the GunCrisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

More reports:
CBS3: Police-Involved Shooting In North Philadelphia Under Investigation
6ABC: Man critical in Phila. police-involved shooting
NBC10: Man Shot in Chest by Police
philly.com: Armed man shot by police in Nicetown

 

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