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 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.”
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