Police open fire on shotgun-robbery suspect Saturday night in Tacony

Police Involved ShootingPhiladelphia Police investigators gather evidence at the scene after one officer opened fire on an armed robbery suspect that officials say pulled a shotgun when approached. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police Involved ShootingAccording to police, patrol officers were responding to a radio call for a robbery in progress shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday on the 6300 block of Ditman Street in the Tacony section of the city.

A few blocks away, they spotted a man who matched the description given by the victims, and asked him to stop. Police say that the suspect raised his weapon when one officer opened fire, wounding the suspect in the parking lot of a Rite-Aid store t Levick Street and Torresdale Avenue.

Slideshow: Police-involved shooting investigation in Tacony. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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Police said that the suspect was struck five times, according to an NBC10 report. Detectives told 6ABC that the gunman stole $850 from the victims on Ditman Street.

Police rushed the wounded suspect to the Aria Health Torresdale Campus where he was listed in critical condition. Investigators recovered a sawed-off shotgun that contained five live rounds at the incident scene.

One man was killed and three more were wounded in separate shooting incidents reported across Philadelphia from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, and we will have a complete report later today.

As we previously reported, three men were shot in separate incidents Friday and early Saturday in Philadelphia, and eight people were shot — including two teens — between Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday.

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